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Updated on July 5, 2017

You Never Know Who You Could Meet

There are so many people in the world

What is the chance you both become friends

Even though you could of been raised in two different places

With different values and beliefs

With age comes experience

The gift of knowledge

Through years of school

Childhood friends, family and influences

As people we all have routines

Likes and dislikes

Favorite things we enjoy

From hobbies to our individual skills

The saddest moments and all time lows

Life's pleasures and treasures

Isn't it wonderful that through it all

The funniest things can happen

Where we can set aside our differences

Focus on our dreams and inspirations

Have a lot fun

Sharing the joys of life

That make friends possible


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Annart Having experienced such friendships that lead to other friendships. Just when you thought life can't get any better it finds a way. Thank you for reading and adding to my happiness. Here on Hubpages we see how so many people interact and help each other as a family. Putting all our shortcomings aside and building up our good. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee Friendships are incredible. They form under the perfect conditions. Where our connection is on a deeper physical and emotional level. A unwritten contract that can last a lifetime through all life's highs and lows. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. This hub is dedicated to my very special aunt June. We did not see each other much but when we did it was very special and important in my life. I will always cherish her love and kindness. May the sun shine bright even on the darkest of days. Where there is love there is life.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I can't explain it sometimes the friends on line seem to be the finest friends of all. I think the people I see every day should be so much better but they are not.... They seem to be more moody and have an attitude. Maybe I can't pick up the tension or the sarcasm on the computer. My emotional spell check most not be working. I read some of the most amazing comments from people at HubPages that just gives me so much energy and kindness. I an thankful all the rude and hurtful people are some where else. I think I bore them and they want a bigger and better challenge. Ann Carr I loved your story. I went on a trip to Las Vegas a number of years ago. Having so much fun walking the strip alone at night thinking it was safe. A guy was walking behind me and called out hey I know you ? I looked at him and didn't recognize him and was a little scared. You work at Kelly's ? That is the seafood restaurant I work at in Massachusetts and here we are in Las Vegas. I waited on him. He remembered me. I didn't know him. We talked and laughed. I thought I was going to get jumped or mugged. Well that is a story with a happy ending. There was nobody around at the time. It was like three A.M. in the morning. Nothing closes. They have police patrolling but I didn't see one when that night. They say you always travel in pairs just incase. Not everyone is friendly and kind. Even though I wish it was that way. Well if I think of any more stories or you think of any before me please feel free to share. Have a great night. My printer still won't cooperate. I have tried talking and now I am begging. Please work.

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      Ann Carr 

      20 months ago from SW England

      This is uplifting, inspiring and optimistic. It's true that you never know who you might meet just around the corner. My partner once met a near neighbour in England when he was in the middle of Sydney, Australia! It's so important to make the most of chance encounters, to find out about others and you never know where it might lead.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such lovely thoughts on friendship. I treasure the handful of friends I have and adore the many friends I have made online.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      BillyBuc I remember hearing today is the first day of the rest of your life. How amazing is that one line. If that one line can move me so much then what will other words do. The rest is a daily day to day creative process where words dance in my head and every effort to make them dance on paper. Now they just lie down and play dead. That is o.k. too. Just not what I was expecting. Having fun with you and all the writers who care deeply with passion and drive. Tapping into you all like a water spout enjoying every drop of water I get. Thank you for all your support and help. Have an amazing Friday.

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      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      There are times, my friend, when I think this world is a very small place, that we are all connected in ways we never realized, one big family, sometimes happy, sometimes dysfunctional...and always interesting.

      Keep writing! The world needs people like you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Nellieanna You won't believe what I am about to tell you. It's all true. At the age of sixteen I was writing letters to myself and made my version of a journal. I would talk to myself like I was someone in the future. How my life was going, what I was doing, and anything that came to mind. After awhile I got smart and my hand was getting tired from all that cursive writing I started printing. Then I began poorly typing with an old manual typewriter upgraded to electric typewriter. After that I progressed to a state of the art word processor. With hundreds of writings boxed up I put them away and saved them for a later day. Well I am fifty two now and some how some of my writings survived all my travels of course some got ruined and lost. Still having great sentimental value but not real monetary value I believed in what I wrote. Didn't know where or what to do with it. That was thirty six years ago. I started reading some and I felt like I just met myself again. I even made many tapes of my voice talking of what my dreams, plans and ideas were. Over time some of the tapes got ruined and all I hear when I play them is strange unearthly sounds. A few tapes have also survived. I am trying to go through them but it is a long slow process. I often think what difference will one year make. I get very depressed when my writings or audio tapes break or get ruined and I can't blame anyone. I tried my best. Then I remind myself that one writing or tape is better than no writing or tape. I know how much fun and excited I am when I hear my voice say something I don't remember saying. When the computers first came out I bought a radio shack Tandy and it crashed a year later and my notes on the computer were lost. I vowed to go back to writing the old way, the safer way but it was slow and time consuming. So thank you for sharing such a perfect story to end of my special day and a wonderful night. I am speechless. No words can describe the satisfaction of knowing someone out there has saved something so special for so long. God Bless you.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      20 months ago from TEXAS

      This is such a sweet hub, Michael! It's a 'feel-good' read!

      I'm currently reading a large collection of saved letters from a life-long friend who passed away 33 years ago. We'd lost touch at that time for 30 years from when we were in our teens.

      This renewed correspondence was when personal computers were just starting and before social media was on them. In fact, at first, the letters (which were often quite lengthy since we had a lot of catching-up to do) , were all hand-written in cursive. Then there were early word processors and the letters we wrote that way had to be printed out and mailed the old-fashioned way, so there are some of those in the collection, too.

      Reading these old letters (and I saved some printed-out copies of letters I sent back) is like re-visiting that special beloved friend in that special time-frame, when we corresponded for a number of years till his death. One never really loses a beloved friend. I still feel close, after all these years and when he's no longer living! He even sent a tape of him singing and playing his guitar!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      John Hansen I think it is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Then again wow surprise to me I got it. So many things to be thankful for and this makes me smile every time. My mind draws a blank but I am sure a few times in my past this has happened when I remember I can't wait to share. Thank you for your wonderful comment and may people from far and wide find each other and share a friendship like no other. Have a peaceful and relaxing night.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Ms Dora I too recently have met a friend and she lives out of state and is such a joy to talk to. It feels like we have been friends for years. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope your friendship brings years of happiness,

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      20 months ago

      Shyron E Shenko I love your incredible story.. I am always amazed how when two people get together some times things just click and be you know it you both have many connections that bring you both even closer. I love life and all it's mysteries. Thank you for reading and sharing. I hope you enjoy many such coincidences in life. Please tell me all about it. Have a great night.

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      John Hansen 

      20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      You say so much in just a few words here, Dream On. Yes, it is amazing, when you think about it, the odds of even meeting someone and becoming friends with. It seems such a small world now and I often meet someone who grew up nearby, knows the same people I did as a child etc etc. if you just happen to strike up a conversation with a stranger it is incredible what you find out and you just may make a new friend.

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      Dora Weithers 

      20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Just last night I got a call from a friend who, in so may ways, is unlike me or my other friends--but we enjoy our friendship. Funny but real.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      20 months ago from Texas

      Dream On, this is beautiful and it can and does happen more often than you think, an example: I was bowling with a lady for over a year and her father died in a different state and I wanted to send flowers when I inquired about the details, turns out her father was my uncle.



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