My little corner on the internet

   Apr 02

Five years ago! COFFEE-TALKS

my-self1.. Its been five years since I started my blog Coffee-Talks – My Little Corner of the Internet, with my artistic name Domenica.

Here below is one of my very first articles, dated April 13th, 2010!

Πάνε πέντε χρόνια από την ημέρα που άρχισα το ιστολόγιο μου Coffee-Talks – Η μικρή μου γωνιά στο διαδύκτιο, με το καλλιτεχνικό όνομα Domenica.

Σας χαρίζω ένα από τα πρώτα μου κείμενα, που έγραψα στις 13 Απριλίου, 2010. Ένα ταξίδι που άγγιξε πολλές ψυχές, πότε με πόνο, πότε με Αγάπη!!!



Our Friends for a Reason, a Season and a Lifetime

“It is said that love is blind but friendships are easily seen.”

People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. As we grow and become wiser, we are able to recognize which category people fall into, how to handle them and what part of us do we share with them.

Friends for a Season

Early in my life, I had many friends. I had the impression that having more friends meant that it would make me happier.

But I was wrong…

Through time and experience, many people whom we call friends tend to always take more than they return. Although I am a giver, I would be the first to admit, that I need to receive something in return for my efforts.

So after a while, looking at all my friends in my mobile, I realized that there is a difference between friends and the people I know.

Most relationships should be an even exchange: 50-50. (The only exception would be the very special relationship shared between parents and children. Particularly on mothers’ behalf because it is has its own rewards.) So what did it mean then, when I received little or next to nothing from the many that I knew – but was met at least half-way (or even more than that at times) from very few that I knew – so few, that I could count them on one hand.

The difference was that those who gave in return, were my friends. The other people were just people I knew. For friends are few, and people that I know, are many.

Friends for a Season are the people you know for a specific amount of time; either if they leave our lives a sweet memory or a bitter one. No matter how long they are in our lives, they fill up some page of our life book with some nice memories to remember. I found myself remembering in the years past, very small incidents from one of those ‘season’ buddies that put a smile on my face – but that was it. They were only friends for a season, for a little time in my life.

Friends for a Reason

Friends for a Reason usually come into our lives for a special purpose, either they gain something from them, or they gain something from us. Perhaps they have come to provide us with guidance and support, and to help us spiritually. Sometimes, they may seem even seem like guardian angels as they appear to us in the time we need them, even if we don’t realize it at the time. *smiles*. Not only will they appear that the right moment, but they also let us know, not to look at the door that has been closed – but to look to the one that is opening.

For whatever time we have these friends in our lives, and wherever the road takes them and us, these friends help fulfill a desire until we’re ready to move on. Like a prayer you asked to be answered, these friends come along and give us something to help us along. Keep those memory of those friends as a trophy in your heart.

Friends for a Lifetime

Lifetime friends are about love, family, sharing, trust, and reflecting! They help teach us lessons about life. Many times these friends help to bring the best of us into reality. This could be a part that we might never know, had it not been for them. To learn, to discover this, all we have to do is to be willing to learn the lesson, to make it a part of ourselves to that it will reflect in new relationships.

Lifetime friends help to bring peace and much needed laughter in our lives, because of the ease we develop around them. And they just may need to teach you something new, or tell you something you’ve never heard before. With such closeness, these friends can give us so much joy in our lives, in our hearts that we really do need to show these precious friends, just how much we do love them!!!!!!

I once read in a book, that if you can count good friends on one hand, then you have been a fortunate person. Don’t think of all the wrong people you meet before meeting the right ones. Perhaps we supposed to meet first the wrong ones, in order to appreciate and be grateful for such a great gift as best friends are!!!!
Real, true friends are like diamonds. They last in time!!! As diamonds are, best friends are forever!

~Domenica (viewrs 1599)

Koula Rodosthenous Zajac Ro.Za.

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  1. Yiota Kyr says:


    eleos re koulitsa mou….san na diavazeis tin skepsi mou merikes fores
    seriously re mana m!!!!
    missed our talks

  2. Toulla Evangelou says:

    Koula mou I was in your little corner of Coffee-Talks and just re-read this one!! (I like it so much!!)

  3. Toulla Evagelou says:

    You have so many interesting articles in there Koula mou!! you are such a good writer!! Congratulations and keep writing and sharing with us.

  4. Toulla Evagelou says:

    Koula mou ,you have so many nice and true stories in your little Coffee-Talks corner!! My dear and precious lifetime friend that I had died at the age of 52.Lucky those who have a true friend for a lifetime!!!

  5. Eileen says:

    Hi again Domenica!

    Yes I remember when you started this … wow it is 5 years already!!!

    I consider you a special beautiful friend! Hopefully our friendship will last forever!

    Much love Eileen

  6. Elita Rodosthenous says:

    So, so true! even though i have to test these words for a few more years!

  7. ALKIONY-mama says:

    Ωστε έχει 5 χρόνια κούκλα μου που γράφεις τα υπέροχα σου άρθρα???? Μπράβο κουκλί μου διάβασα και τα σχόλεια που σου γράψαν οι αναγνώστριες σου και χάρηκα πολύ πολύ….
    Την ευχή μου να έχεις Κουλλουρίτσα μου, νά είσαι καλά πάντα να γράφεις σε ευχαρηστούμε πολύ Ντομένικα μας!!!!!!

    • Domenica says:

      Πάνε 5 χρονια απο τοτε που αρχισα το δημόσιο μου ημερολογιο!
      Αναζητησεις, μοιρασμα, αποψεις, λυπη, χαρα, πικρα, θυμος, μα κυριως Αγαπη. Αναζητηση της Αγαπης σε καθε σταυροδρομι της ζωης!
      Μαμουκκα μου γλυκια χχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχχ

  8. Christiana Anastasiou says:

    ohh, great article Domenica m!! 😉 keep writing!! 🙂 xxxxx

  9. Theodora Louca says:

    I remember my first day at school and no friends !! And you where the only one who came to talk to me and asked me to join you!! I’ll never forget that and even though I haven’t seen you for years, I still feel you as a true friend

    • Domenica says:

      Oh Dora mou … you do remember that? After all those years… wow. Well, I always believe that the greatest gift of all is LOVE and KINDNESS!!! xxxxx

  10. Theodora Louca says:

    Of course I remember! Thats how lost I felt in a new school with no friends! And that’s why You’ll always have a place in my heart! Xx

  11. Maria Baskous says:

    Very nice article on friendship Koula mou! “Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU”. The older I get the easier it gets to identify those people…. The true friends!

  12. Thalia Tsamoglou says:

    Βλέπω πολλές φωτο από εκδρομούλες στην μαγευτική Αλάσκα με τον αντρα της ζωής σου και σε χαίρομαι… είσαι ένας φωτεινός φάρος φιλίας , ανθρωπιάς , αγάπης και ζωντάνιας… ζεις την κάθε μέρα και καλά κάνεις … εύχομαι να είσαι έτσι πάντα..

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