Saturday, April 9, 2011

The ABC's of A Good Friend... "H"

(Susan Fields has all the qualities you could want in a friend, plus she's an awesome writer!)

Today is day 8 of Arlee Bird's A-Z Challenge! Since I write for younger children and we're doing the ABC's, I thought I'd do The ABC's of A Good Friend (and throw in a few random pictures, because I have a bit of a camera habit).

Honesty is so important in a friendship.  If you can't trust a friend, you can' really call them friend.  Once trust is lost due to deception, it is really hard to earn it back.  Having happy friends makes you happier. Everyone gets down and having friends to lift you back up is a blessing.  I've been given that gift many times.  Humility is an important quality too.  Have ever been at a party and there's been someone who thought the party was for them...and it wasn't.  They seemed to need to be the center of attention no matter what the occasion.  They seem to think they are the best at everything.  Yeah, not my kind of friend.  I like my friends to be a bit more humble than that.  Susan has all these qualities and more...I realized I haven't seen her since her birthday last August and it made me a bit sad.  For those of you who don't know, we used to live down the street from each other and walk our dogs together.  I hope you'll hop over and say "hi" to Susan.

Do you have a special friend you want to give a shout out to today?  What "H" qualities do they have?


  1. Hi Sharon,
    Really pleased to see you have posted up your 'H' in your ongoing theme of the 'ABC's of a good friend'. Like what you're doing with this challenge :)
    Really happy that you have such a good friend in Susan. It's nice to have honest and caring friends.
    And heck, Arlee Bird, bringing further awareness of the alphabet is really neat n' stuff :)
    Just having friends, any friends, is an honour or to spell it incorrectly (honor) :)
    Take care and 'I' look forward to 'I' as you work your way through the alphabet. Today's posting was brought to you by the letter 'H'..:)

  2. Yay for the amazing and beautiful Susan Fields!! And she is thoroughly lovely and fantastic and fabulous!!! Yay for her again!!

    I guess honest, happy and honourable are words I'd seek for in a friend!!! Hello!! *Waves*!!!

    Take care

  3. The GREATEST friend we have is Jesus.
    Satan has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9, until he is bruised by a woman who delivers the true word John 1:1 to the whole world Rev 12:5, 13 from the wilderness Rev 12:6 as a witness
    Satan's lies are exposed not one child of God will go into a hell fire for any sin it is a lie of the devil. It has never entered the heart or mind of God to do such a thing Jer 7:31, Jer 19:5.
    God tells us how to find knowledge and how to understand the Bible Isa 28:9-10 It is precept on precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little.
    In the Old Testament there was not truth or grace John 1:17. The Bible is the book of the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22, 2 Cor 11:15. The word of God must be rightly divided 2 Tim 2:15 seperating the good from the evil. The bible says the Lord will create a new thing on the earth Jer 31:22 where a woman shall compass a man. This man is Satan Isa 14:16. A woman now bruises Satan at the heel of time Gen 3:15 to restore all things Acts 3:21-23 to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children before the return of Christ. To hear all that God has commanded to be written go to We can now know our true Father.

  4. Susan is so cool, I always enjoy visiting her blog, it make me feel Happy!

  5. hi miss sharon! for sure miss susan rocks! me and her been followers for a long while and she does neat posts and she just real nice. honesty is real important for being friends. for another H i like being Here for my friends and them being Here for me. :)
    ...hugs from your friend lenny

  6. Your posts on the ABC's of a good friend are great, Sharon! I think of helpful and hugable (is that a word?). Good friends will help you when you need help and hug you when you need that!

  7. I think Susan deserves this thoughtful post. She's honest and humble.

    My pick would be Len Lambert at Conversations with Self. She has a son with disabilities, but rarely complains. Len has a positive spirit. She's giving and sweet.

  8. I would like to shout about my best friend.....My daughter, she has been there through some of my darkest moments years ago and is always there at the other end of the phone. I love her to bits through this blog I say Thank you Donna.


  9. Friends are the people who give you high fives and hugs when the going gets toughSue@JumpingAground (alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

  10. Another wonderful post on friendship, Sharon.

    Today I'd like to give a shout out to a terrific blogger friend whose Helped so many of us fine tune our writing. Roland Yeomans. He's having a rough weekend. He has just lost his treasured kitty and best friend. Such a sad time. Our animal friends are family to us and when one leave is it's truly Heartbreaking. So if you can send good thoughts and prayer his way, I'd appreciate it.

    Enjoy your Sunday.


  11. I just love this series you're doing. I'll give another shout out for "HUGS" - those friends are the best! :)

  12. I have moved around a lot in my life and friends come and go. I do have one long distance friend who has been a friend for about 12 years now. I think the 'h' word from your post that would fit her the best is honesty.

    Great post!

  13. Honesty is definitely a good quality in a friend and if you have a happy friend, even better! Sounds like Susan is a wonderful friend!

  14. Love the ABC challenge. Hello, Sharon. I popped over from Susan Kaye Quinn's blog. My H would be hilarity. Friends always make me laugh.

  15. Hi Sharon,
    As you suggested, I visited Susan's blog, and I became her latest follower. ;)
    I do agree that honesty is the best policy, not to sound cliché. Great points you mentioned here in regards to friendship.

  16. I'll send out a hi-de-ho to my buddy Craig.

    The H he exemplifies? Hitchcockian.

    Not in a sic-a-flock-of-killer-gulls-on-your-polyester-skirted-self kinda way. But more like, he's always up to something interesting, has an encyclopedic knowledge of film, and he's talented but doesn't take himself too seriously.

    I like that.

    Also, he always appears in black and white. How does he do that? All part of the mystery, I guess.

    h: Here & Hereafter

  17. Special shout out to Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe, as he's one honest dude. (And my new critique partner!)

  18. I love that you are focusing on friends in this challenge. :) And it sounds like you have a real treasure in Susan.

  19. Honesty is indeed a trait you want in a friend.
    How wonderful that you and Susan are so close!

  20. Hooray for friends that fill our Heart!!!

    xo Catherine

  21. I have friends from kindergarten. At least you can't lie about your age with them.
    Wanna buy a duck

  22. Susan is a catch for a friend...and I'll go with the h word "holler"....sometimes I need a good friend to holler at me and get me going in the right direction again. I have a couple who can say, "Stop it!" and I'll snap right out of my pity party. That is a gift.

  23. Great post on Susan! So fun that you two used to live down the street from one another!

    I'll give a shout out to my buddy Debra. She's honest and humorous, and she has a giant heart.

  24. Sharon! I'm so sorry I missed this post!!! I took the weekend off the blogs completely (even mine) while I was in Joplin. I am sooo honored - thank you!