We can make more friends in two months by
becoming interested in other people than we can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in us.
people come into our lives and quickly go but some stay for awhile and
leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.
We all take different
paths in life, but no matter where we go,
we take a little of each other
everywhere; friends are God's way of taking care of
glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile
nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes
to one when he/she discovers that someone else believes and is
willing to trust him/her.
Here are some beautiful thoughts inspired by the writings of Dr.
A lot of people go through life with only a few
friends. It seems that some have less than that. They have no one on
whom they can call in good times
or bad. There is no one with whom
to bounce ideas around, nor to talk about deep and troubling
subjects. They have no one to call in times of need or difficulty.
They are at the mercy of life, standing alone.
are like jewelry … The fake ones start to fade and reveal their true
colors, but the real ones will always outshine the rest.
Others seem to have a multitude of friends.
Wherever they go, people know them, and like to be around them.
Should trouble strike, their biggest hesitation might be over which
friend to call. They know exactly the person with whom to discuss
the topics of inquiry and debate. Life is full of entertaining and
invigorating relationships because it is full of friends.
There ought to be a course in school on
friendship. Of course, some people are perfectly happy to operate
with fewer friends. They might rather have a few deep and loyal
friends, than many superficial ones. Others thrive best when friends
are everywhere and numerous. It is not so much the number of friends
that is important as is the possession of friends, period.
One of the
most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be
understood.-Lucius Aknnaeus Seneca
Friendship is a blessing, and a friend is the
channel through whom great emotional, spiritual, and sometimes even
physical blessings flow. Friends can cheer us when we’re sorrowful
or depressed. Friends can challenge us when we allow ourselves to
get beyond our reasonable boundaries.
Friends can motivate us when
we’re ready to give in, and they can provide for us when life falls
apart. They are there when all is well, and we want someone with
whom to share life’s pleasant and memorable moments. We often just
want them around to have a good time, to laugh, to act silly, to
enjoy some mutually liked activity. In how many ways have friends
enriched our lives and made us feel loved, accepted, respected and
cared for? Probably, too many to list, and the list grows daily.
It is safe to say that when God created the world
and all the majestic things in it, when he streaked the heavens with
radiant color and the earth with grand mountains and awe-inspiring
canyons, when he painted the plains with waving grasses and erected
noble forests of towering trees, he outdid it all by creating
friends. Why not take a moment or two and thank someone today for
being a friend to you?
May God bless you with all the friends you need,
and may He turn you into a blessing by using you as a friend to
others. So as cursillistas/christians, let us make a friend, be a friend and
bring your friend to Christ.
I've searched the world for wealth and fame and when I reached the end,
the richest treasure that I found
was the honor to call you friend. ~Tots awe~