It’s My Round……

Do you have a local, a bar or a coffee shop where you can walk in and be sure of finding someone that you know? You can sit down for 10 minutes or a couple of hours and just chat with people about anything and nothing. If you’re feeling down they’ll buy you a drink and listen to your woes and you do the same for them if they’re having a rough day. Do you know a place like that?

For me, that place is here on WP; granted there is no-one serving drinks (something for the marketing department to think about!) but there is everything else that I love about a local. It’s warm and comfortable with a constant stream of chatter and laughter. What makes it even better is that I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear (be honest haven’t you chatted with your WP buddies in your PJ’s before now) and I have zero social anxiety (always a big plus).

FriendshipIn just a few months I have made friends with people who come into this bar from all over the World, (that’s you guys by the way). You are funny, patient, kind, loving, charming, understanding and completely non-judgmental. You are always there with a comforting word, some wise advice and a virtual hug on the days when I need it most.

I have felt your suffering as you made yourself vulnerable, shared your deepest fears and doubts; at those moments it feels so natural to hold you and tell you that you are loved. I have laughed with you as you recounted hilarious tales about your life. We have even chatted about politics and religion with calm and pleasant interest in each others opinions. You’ve shared poetry which made me weep and verse that filled me with joy.

I have learned from you, each and every one of you so, if you stop by the bar today, I’d like to buy you a drink, give you a hug and say thank you.

Lisa x

  43 comments for “It’s My Round……

  1. September 11, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I do like hugs, and I’m always good for a chat, my time on WP, has been one of friendship and support. And I do have my local pub, and my lifetime membership at my sporting club, both are warm and friendly places for me to visit any time. Cheers, and I’ll buy the first one…..

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  2. blindzanygirl
    September 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

    What a beautiful post Lisa. And I have to tell you that I am in this Bar in my birthday suit. My hair is like a haystack and I look like the Wild Woman of Borneo (apologies if there is anyone in here from Borneo!). I feel exactly the same way you do. What a wonderful place this is.

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    • September 11, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Excellent, good on you Lorraine :O) xxx

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    • September 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Now you have us all peering through your window. I knew it – you were telling a fib, your hair looks quite good!

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      • blindzanygirl
        September 11, 2018 at 5:25 pm

        Lol. You realy SHOULD see it. I am actually lucky to have hair at all, having lost it alk through chemo. It has come back totally unruly Ha!

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      • September 11, 2018 at 7:38 pm

        I believe that often happens. Dye it red, no one will notice the unruliness!

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      • blindzanygirl
        September 12, 2018 at 4:46 am

        Lol. Would LOVE to. Now I know where my day is going to take me!

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  3. September 11, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Cheers I hope your day treats you well.

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  4. September 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Cheers!

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  5. September 11, 2018 at 11:41 am

    It’s nice to know you! Have a great day 😊

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  6. September 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    As a recovering addict, I’ll pass on the drink, but I’m totally game to be y’all’s designated driver! Because you’re right, I feel like I’ve made friends here😁😁😁

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  7. September 11, 2018 at 12:47 pm
  8. September 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I’m in Lisa.Thanks. xx

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  9. September 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    A perfect simile! Or is it a metaphor? πŸ€”

    Regardless, first round’s on me! 🍻

    “Sometimes you want to go
    Where everybody knows your name
    And they’re always glad you came”

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    • September 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Yep bound to be one of those two 😁

      First round definitely on me Tom as I owe you and a lot of my other WP friends a drink for all your support but after that I’ll have a large glass of red thanks 😜

      Do you know what, I had that damn song going round and round in my head all the time I was writing this post πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ xxxx

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    • September 11, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      I know the line, even THOUGH about walking in when we were in Boston, but lisa is right…this wp community is unbeatable

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  10. September 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I like to think that anybody, who for various reasons, whether physically housebound or finding themselves very alone, need never be completely bored or lonely; there is always someone out there to chat to, a world to explore. My sister is a GP and patients who find it very difficult to get out and talk to real people find the internet a wonderful companion.

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    • September 12, 2018 at 4:30 am

      I think you’re absolutely right about that 😊 x

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      • September 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm

        Just realised, looking at my comment on the big screen, the grammar is a bit wonky! .I think it should read ‘…nobody…need ever’

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  11. September 11, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Since I’m stuck in the suburbs and I don’t many places to meet here; my blog has become the meeting place. I love this post because I feel at home on my blog and understood. This is the place where I can freely speak my mind and I’m grateful it

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  12. September 11, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    There’s a place called ‘Cheers’ πŸ™‚

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  13. September 12, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Great article!! I love chating with friends on social networks, but when few days back I am started blogging in WordPress here I got good friends, to share everything. I love this blogging on WordPress with new friends all are more experienced persons on fields.
    Sincerely thanks to WordPress

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  14. September 14, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Lovely post my friend. I hope one day we can share that coffee and chat for real. Meanwhile I will send you a virtual hug and tell you how wonderful you are. Xx

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