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. Some 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 us. The 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. Bill Denton

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.

Friends 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.

 By Tim Pedrosa

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~