I am grateful and blessed to have you as my friend…

Life brings friends our way who turn out to become our families in almost every sense of the word and I am particularly grateful for such a friend as my dear good friend Mrs. Ekaete Augustine-Edet. 1452678658237[1]

We have journeyed together from our days as single ladies working at the French Embassy, Lagos Nigeria almost two decades ago, to today as mothers and wives and she has remained such a steadfast friend, sister and motivator.

She is one of the driving forces behind my starting my blog, because she believes in me and my writing skills. She kept asking me when I would start my blog, until I got started.

She is there anytime I call with a need or something on my mind. I had reason to make such a call and as usual she selflessly gave of herself, her time and her pocket.

I thank God for a friend like you and really don’t have much words to appreciate your kindness.

On another hand, I have been blessed with running into interesting characters since last week.

Two lovely neighbourhood dogs, Lola and Cookie and Meow, The cat seem to have adopted me for reasons best known to them, though I do stop to say hello to the cute dogs when I am taking my walk and they are out and about.

Meow is a lone ranger, but always appears by the chair where I sit sometimes to watch the World go by and he rubs himself on my pants legs seeking attention.

I am more a dog person and not particularly a cat person but strangely, this would be the third encounter where different neighbourhood felines come up to say hello.

Since I don’t know much about felines, maybe those who do can tell me what this indicates.

I am grateful for little meaningless moments like this. They end up meaning a lot when we appreciate them and each moment that I spend in a state of gratitude, the phrase that the best things in life are for free couldn’t be more true than it is.

There is so much to be thankful for. Just look around and you will see.

You can join Colline’s  or Maria Jansson‘s gratitude challenge platforms

Regards and blessings

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

47 thoughts on “I am grateful and blessed to have you as my friend…

  1. Friendships like this are what we all yearn for. They are mostly few and strong, just the right combination. And the animals are there to remind you how awesome you are.:-)

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  2. Making a friend when you weren’t looking for one is the best circumstance under which you make the best lasting friends. Pick deliberate friends along the way often end up messy. I am happy for you that you found such a beautiful lady to be friends with. May your friendship be preserved forever

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  3. Jacqueline
    Sounds like a good friend you have there. I am sure you provide as much support to her as she to you – that’s often how it is with good friends. I agree with Diane about cats choosing the person who is not necessarily fond of cats. For their reputation of being aloof they have a way of wanting to win over the ones who are not already cat lovers.
    Good to read your blog again.

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    • Thank you very much Kalen for your reading and comments. It’s really a great blessing to have supportive friends. They are worth more than words can emphasize at times. It truly does appear that these felines possess intuitions that are very dynamic.


  4. Awesome post, Jacqueline. I definitely agree with you that there’s so much to be thankful and grateful to God for if only we can look around us (family, friends, loved ones, health, school, business, workplace, etc.) Not necessarily in the big dramatic times but also in the very little tiny moments in life.

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