Skye Thomas

Skye Thomas
Writer, Rebel, and Soapbox Ranter

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Joys of Real Friends - Looking Up Newsletter

September 24th, 2012
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

I am still on the hunt for a low salt recipe for Sausage Seasoning. Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions. Since some of you wrote in asking me to share the recipe when I find it or create it, I will post it in this newsletter once I figure out what works. So far, I find that fennel seed, crushed red pepper, and garlic are absolute essentials.

I also want to bring it to everyone’s attention, that the 2013 horoscope books are now available through Amazon. I have made some notes in another portion of this newsletter about how best to “search” for them in Amazon’s database.

take care,
Skye Thomas

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This Month's News of Interest:

The October monthly forecasts were sent out to the subscribers and posted to the website last Thursday. Here are the links...

If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.

2013 Horoscope Books

All of the 2013 monthly horoscopes have been written -- that is 12 different monthly forecasts (January through December) for each of the 12 different zodiac signs. These monthly forecasts along with their corresponding yearly overview have been compiled and turned into paperback and PDF ebooks...

In addition to getting them from our website, you can also get them directly from our publishers too...

Smashwords: Kindles, Nooks, and other ebooks formats

Lulu: Paperback books

New! Amazon New!
If you put Skye Thomas in Amazon’s book search, they show 14 of 

my books and some other people’s books too (authors with Skye 
and/or Thomas somewhere in their name). If you put quotes 
around my name “Skye Thomas”, then they only show two of my old 
books and none of the new 2013 horoscope books. Oh well.

The 2013 yearly horoscopes have been posted to the website. Here are the links...

Personalized versions of the 2013 Overviews are also available...

Fun and unique goodies can be found at our Tomorrow's Edge Gift Shoppe!

Find out more about who you are...
Or if the two of you are compatible...
Or what's coming up around the next bend in the road!

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Quote of the Week:

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve

A friend is someone who knows all about you, and loves you just the same. - Elbert Hubbard

Feature Article of the Week:

Real Friends

A few years ago, I was talking to a friend of mine on the telephone. He had just experienced a big success in his career and wanted to brag. We had a great time cheering and laughing over his big moment. Then as we were wrapping up our phone call, he apologized for gloating to me. I blew it off telling him, “Don’t apologize! Real friends are people that you can cry with during the bad times and gloat with during the good times. Everyone else expects you to be politically correct in your behaviors. What’s the point of having friends if you can’t be yourself around them?”

A friend is someone to cry with during the bad times. Everyone knows how great it is to have a friend during your time of need, to cry on his or her shoulder. In reality, people do not like it if you cry on their shoulder for very long. Therefore, the sign of a real friend is that you can cry on their shoulder until you are done crying. And if you are crying too long, your friend will make you snap out of it. They help you to pull yourself back together rather than just give a superficial “There there dearie” and then going on about their own lives. You will be able to tell real quick who your real friends are during the crisis and uglier times of your life. They are the only ones still hanging around.

A friend is someone to gloat with during the good times. We are all taught that it is distasteful to brag and to come across as egotistical. The result is that most of us are afraid to say much of anything positive about ourselves. You are allowed to celebrate a job promotion, a marriage, or the birth of a child, but it is supposed to be done with class and style. A real friend is someone that you can call up and spend twenty minutes telling them what an awesome job you just did on a project at work and how you feel so incredibly proud of yourself and they are going to be happy for you. They are not going to chastise you for being arrogant. When you have some serious politics going on at work and you pull of a brilliant career move, your friend is going to cheer with you and laugh along with you as you succeed.

A friend is someone to rage with when life is really unfair. That is not to say they are going to help you plot your ex’s murder or anything like that, but when you are really ticked off and need to vent, they will be there for you. You can safely tell your real friends just how angry you are and they will help you find ways to dissipate the anger and to eventually let it go. Humor is a wonderful way that friends have of helping us to let go of our anger. Rather than help you plot the murder, they can throw out a few wonderfully witty comments about your ex and get you laughing again. No matter what it is that you are upset about, your real friends will be there for you.

A friend is someone to dream with while plotting your goals. Real friends make awesome cheerleaders. They believe in you and in your ability to achieve your goals. Everyone else may be politely disinterested in what you are planning to do with your life, but your real friends will be thrilled to hear about what you are doing. They will help you to brainstorm ideas and will pitch in to help you make your dreams come true whenever possible.

A friend is someone to pray with for support. We have all seen the research and the studies show that the power of prayer is magical no matter who or what it is that you think you are praying to. The studies also show that whenever two or more people get together to pray, that the power becomes increasingly strong. From my own experience, I would like to point out that when you have a real friend pray with you instead of a well-meaning acquaintance, that the increased power is so much greater. Yes, the stranger helps, but nothing beats the power of a friend’s prayers.

A friend is someone that you can laugh with until you make that funny snorting sound. Only with my dearest friends have I laughed so hard that tears poured down my face. I have shared funny stories with my friends that I would never share with coworkers and mere acquaintances. Part of it is because with real friends there is a trust level and you know that you have similar views about what is humorous and what is not. Therefore, you can share jokes that otherwise might not be appropriate to tell the church ladies after Sunday service. Real friends laugh together.

My daughter wanted me to add this last one. A friend is someone to burp and fart with because they do not care if you are a real person. She has determined that the reason her best friend has trouble getting along with the other girls at school is because her friend does not realize that you cannot do that sort of thing in front of people that are only polite superficial surface level friends. My daughter says that because they are best friends it is okay if one of them burps or farts in the presence of the other, but they cannot do it in front of anyone else. I suppose she makes a valid point.

I am not saying you should be a completely trashy mess of bad manners and selfishness around your friends, but at least know that with real friends you can be yourself and they are not going to turn their back on you. If you have to walk on eggshells, be on your best manners, or monitor your every word and action, then you are probably not with a real friend. A real friend is one of life’s greatest blessings; do not forget to give thanks.

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