Ive had an experience here at lumber jocks that has caused me to think on this topic today. early this morning i awoke ..it was around 4am…so i went to read my email and catch up with that. I had a private message sent to me, it was entitled apology. This of coarse caught my attention, so i opened it to read and by the time i was done i felt several emotions…one of them was ashamed, the reason being is as i have gone through my life, being a good friend or as we call them here a good buddy, meant something to me,i had a buddy here , who’s name i will not mention, send me a pm , as he wondered if there was something amiss in our relationship as he had not received my usual comments in his post’s or blogs, and i knew right away that i had been wrong , i was his buddy, and i let him down, not that im so important that he must hear from me, but we were buddy’s and it was something i should have done, the word buddy means something important to ME..it means i have so called signed up to be a positive support, to show encouragement, to lift a fellow wood worker up when needed, and to me..try to be a friend, some of my buddies here have gone beyond casual, we are committed friends, i wrote to my buddy and apologized for my lack of commitment. what kind of buddy you are is up to you, and i personally commit to try to be a better buddy, if i have you as a buddy, i get emails telling me when you post a new project or blog, and i will try harder to be the support to you i should be, i will leave this as an open blog, for each of you to respond as to what the word buddy means to you.two of the most important words we can ever say are the words THANK YOU..and i say that to all here at lumber jocks for helping me down to a better road…and for being friends to me, thank you for being my buddy.
P.S. i do not address this to those of you who are my buddy’s because you have not posted to all of my projects, but write this just so maybe it might help us all try just a little harder to be a better buddy..as i have been reminded that we all get busy sometimes with life..i know this is what happened to me on this certain occasion.but it left me to feel i could have done better. grizzman
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']