Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Magic of Friendship

To me, a friend is someone you can tell anything to and know they will still like you. They might even like you more because of your honesty and courage. A friend is someone who never judges you – even when you stay in that miserable job, or keep going back to that dead-end relationship, or hang on to that unhealthy habit. A friend is someone who loves you just the way you are, always believes in you, offers support, and inspires you to be your best. Friends are those special ones who ask how you are and actually listen for the answer. A true friend is always there for you. And, best of all, with a true friend, you can relax and be yourself. You don’t have to perform or pretend or try to impress. True friendship is comforting and nourishing. It makes you feel warm and safe and loved.

It is said that we are fortunate if we have even one true friend. I totally agree. Friendship is the greatest fortune. A poem from childhood has stayed with me all my life: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” It’s true. New friends, old friends, all friends are treasures more valuable than silver or gold. My life is filled with friends who are fun, enthusiastic, joyful, successful, adventurous and loving. I adore them. These wise and wonderful friends are my greatest treasure.

Want to feel good fast? Make a list of all the treasured friends you have in your life and feel how much you appreciate them. Friends can include a spouse, a parent, a sibling, even a pet. I know someone whose best friend is her horse. I love that! Many of my dear friends I have never even met. We are phone and email buddies only so far. The only requirement for friendship is the heart to heart connection you feel with them. After you make your list and you’re feeling all cozy inside, make a decision to connect with at least one of these fabulous friends every day and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. As you love and appreciate your friends, you are savoring one of life’s greatest joys – the Magic of Friendship!

Remembering The Times We Spent...
When you miss your friend/ best pal
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For A Friend Who's Precious...
A beautiful thought to share with your dear friend/ loved one.

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