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Honoring a Friend’s Wish

Respecting and honoring a friend’s wish is sometimes harder done than said. But, it is the litmus paper test of the fabric of pen pal friendship.

Life is Too Short

Don't put human relations on the calendar a year from today. Life is too short for that. Embrace your friends, family, neighbors and passersby. Make today a better day!

Music Fan
Music Fan  (about 2 years ago)

The pen pal friend's pen has dried. It was nice while it lasted.

Success in Their Words

"Do what's right, the right way, at the right time" Arnold H. Glasow.

"Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take." Christopher Reeve

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm" Winston Churchill.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Henry Ford

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."- Winston Churchill

The Essence of Friendship

At its core, friendship embodies trust, loyalty, respect, well-wishes, altruism, and honesty. It takes time to develop. Once fostered, It becomes one of life's most treasured gifts.

Chuck Brunicardi
Chuck Brunicardi  (over 2 years ago)

Well said my friend. Best wishes Ghada.

Music Fan
Music Fan  (over 2 years ago)

Thank you very much. Best wishes

Guiding Lights

Few people shine our lives as guiding lights. True gem in life.

The Dark-Skin Nightingale Halim Hafez

Orphaned at birth and stigmatized by his village, Abdel Halim Hafez turned to music. He grew up in an orphanage and at age 14, he joined the Egyptian Music Institute, and learned to play multiple instruments. His first break came as a last-minute draft to substitute for a singer in On-The-Air performance; only to be heard by a famous radio broadcast supervisor who offered him a record deal and served as his mentor. At the peak of his success, he lost his beloved fiancée to a chronic illness; a tragedy he never recovered from and is reflected on his heartfelt throbbing songs. All through his life, he struggled with a water-born parasitic disease (Schistosomiasis), which took his life from liver failure at age 47 in Kings College Hospital in London on March 30th, 1977. "Fist time in love". Take a listen: https://youtu.be/Jh4Yhsm-fSY

Music Fan
Music Fan  (about 3 years ago)

Remembering the Dark Skinned Nightingale, (June 21, 1929-March 30th, 1977).
The Egyptian golden voice, Abdel-Halim Hafez, Take a listen:

Music Fan
Music Fan  (about 2 years ago)

Remembering Egyptian-born French pop singer, Claude François 39y (2/1/39 –3/11/78). RIP So Near and Yet So Far https://youtu.be/mc2RAp_ZCK0

Mourning Days in Egypt-Loss of 21 Egyptians-RIP

Twenty one Egyptians killed near the Libyan board-RIP-May God bless their souls. Three Young Lives Cut Short at UNC. Gun in the wrong hands or hate crime? The outcome is the same-Loss for humanity- Bright compassionate young lives cut tragically short-RIP- Pray for the families and friends.

People Care About Birthdays?

People have strong feelings about their birthdays. They need to know their long-term friends are willing to take time to recognize them once a year. It's not the flowers, or the presents, or the party that matter. It's the spiritual appeal that someone is bearing witness to their life and is willing to honor them on their special day.

Music Fan
Music Fan  (about 3 years ago)

Sometimes people misread a temporary assignment based on long-term acquaintances as a long-term friendship and they get hurt when they are awakened to this sobering fact.

When Forever Has Gone

Egyptian-Born Greek Singer, Demis Roussos (1946-2015). Vocalist, bass guitarist, guitarist, trumpeter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXFwrDEuD3Q Goodbye Demis RIP. "When forever has gone" http://youtu.be/hIrFollH3rU

Music Fan
Music Fan  (about 3 years ago)

Solo songs by Demis Roussos:
• 1971 : "We Shall Dance”
• 1972 : "My Reason”
• 1973 : "Forever and Ever”
• 1973 : "My Friend the Wind”
• 1973 : "Good-Bye My Love, Good-Bye”
• 1973 : "Someday Somewhere”
• 1974 : "My Only Fascination”
• 1974 : "With You”
• 1975 : "From Souvenirs to Souvenirs”
• 1977 : "Mourir auprès de mon amour”
• 1977 : "Ainsi soit-il”
• 1978 : "Loin des yeux loin du cœur”
• 1978 : "L-O-V-E (Got A Hold Of Me)"
• 1979 : "Chantez enfants du monde”
• 1980 : "I Need You”
• 1980, Demis Roussos covered Sometimes When We Touch song in Italian in 1980. Double Live Featuring Sometimes When We Touch (1999).
• 1981 : "La course infinie”
• 1982 : "Au nom de l'amitié”
• 1983 : "Follow Me”
• 1986 : "Island of Love”
• 1987 : "Quand je t’aime”
• 1988 : "Le Grec”
• 1988 : "Time”
• 1989 : "On écrit sur les murs”
• 1999, Demis Roussos, Double Live Featuring Sometimes When We Touch (1999). Demis Roussos also covered this song in Italian in 1980.

Golden Smile to Life

Smile gracefully, it's contagious! Happy New Year