My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need


My greatest friend in times of need,

I talk to you, say what I please.

You help me out when times get tough,

you listen – never say you’ve had enough.

You’re the one I lean on every day,

so I can turn the busy to relaxed, do things my own way.

You take the weight so it’s off my chest,

of all my friends, YOU are the BEST!

My diary is just scraps of paper because I write until I’m done and then tear up what I’ve written and throw it in the bin. I find this act of tearing up my notes helps me let go of thoughts and feelings I need to.

In any case, it’s always advisable to tear up diary notes because they’re private.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - and are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

4 thoughts on “My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need

  1. I agree that the only way to truly have that confidentiality is to tear it up. Digital devices are perhaps more easily accessed than paper! Have you always kept a diary?


    1. I started to during a 2year bout of laryngitis. The last 3 months were totally without any sound from my voice. I taught for examinations with direction cards and a notebook. Texted or wrote to my husband and parents. And started writing my thoughts off and on. I started it as a daily habit post a surgical menopause, as my energy level and multi tasking ability changed, and we needed to restructure our home and my workflow to adjust. It’s been a wonderful experience and I actually achieve much more than I did pre menopause. My diary has been my greatest support through it all.

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      1. It was a huge change, and it forced us to change our lives and grow in very positive ways. I am quite open about it. I think more women need to speak about menopause 😊 as it helps families know their support is essential for this to be a positive time.


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