My Virtual friend

“Nahihirapan ako” (I cant make it anymore),

“Iyak na lang ako ng iyak” (I can’t help but cry)

Those were the text messages I received from an online friend these past days. Yes, a virtual friend who really made me feel a part of her life sharing all her innermost feelings to a stranger like me.

Helplessness and sadness took hold of my being, as I wanted to be near her. To touch her hand without saying any word, just to “be” with her in silence …just to let her feel I am a friend. Too bad I can’t do that, I’m thousand of miles away from her.

I am sharing and wishing the powerful words of Max Ehrmann would help her see the light at the end of her DARK TUNNEL.


Remember this:



In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~Edgar Watson Howe

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~Grace Pulpit

One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one. ~D.H. Lawrence

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ~C.S. Lewis

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. ~Dorothy Parker

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ~Virginia Woolf

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had. ~Author Unknown

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~Author Unknown

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. ~Blaise Pascal

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. ~Francesco Guicciardini

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. ~Gwyneth Paltrow

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ~Menclus


A friend is one who knows us, but loves
us anyway… .Fr. Jerome Cummings.

The only way to have a friend is
to be one… .Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A true friend walks in when the rest
of the world walks out… .Unknown.

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860



      Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don’t miss it.–Leo Buscaglia
      • To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. –Ralph Waldo Trine
      • The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, it is inevitable that we will never be so. –Blaise Pascal
      • Light tomorrow with today!–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      • The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.–Emmet Fox
        • Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.–Oprah Winfrey

      • Look to this day,
        For it is life, the very life of life.
        In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence;
        the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.For yesterday is but a dream
        And tomorrow is only a vision,
        But today well lived makes
        every yesterday a dream of happiness
        and every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore to this day,
        such is the salutation of the dawn.–The Sufi, 1200 BC
      • In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.–Leonardo da Vinci
        • The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.–Barbara De Angelis
        • The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell. –Zora Neal Hurston
          • One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.–Ida Scott Taylor
          • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.–Buddha
            • Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it…–Anne de Lencios
            • Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely.–Anonymous
              • Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.–Bil Keane
              • This — this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl’s voice… a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape. –Louis L’amour