A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings
If you have been reading the Daily for any time at all you know my hobby is making and collecting new friends. For me they provide so much as they share their views, successes, failures, joys and tears. I truly think the greatest gift we are given in life is friendships offered to us by others. Not only do friends provide companionship, they are also a great source of knowledge, inspiration and counsel. Each of us is provided a chance to see parts of the world that we would not otherwise see if not for what is reported through the eyes of others.
In this age of desocialization, isolation and narrow sources of information it becomes far too easy to become part of the current excessive polarized society. By having a diverse set of friends we are given a chance to test our ideas, learn other points of view and hopefully arrive at balanced conclusions. So choose your friends wisely, be grateful to them for their time and wisdom and understand that they are an important part of our life journey.
Here is a piece I copied from an organization based in India that I like, I hope you will too.
FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
Actions speak louder than words.
Don’t let the past hold you back; you’re missing the good stuff.
Life’s short. If you don’t look around once in a while, you might miss it.
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else.
When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there
True friendship never ends.
Friends are forever.
Good friends are like stars….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
Don’t frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.
Most people walk in and out of your life. But only True friends leave footprints in your heart.
Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.
“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
A hospital posted a notice in the nurses’ break room saying: “Remember, the first five minutes of a human being’s life are the most dangerous.”
Underneath, a nurse had written: “The last five are pretty risky, too.”
When in charge ponder.
When in trouble delegate.
When in doubt mumble.”
James H. Boren
A professor was one day walking along a very narrow street when he came face to face with a rival. The street was too narrow for two to pass. The rival, pulling himself up to his full height, said haughtily, “I never make way for fools!”
Smiling, the professor stepped aside and said, “I always do.”
Imagery is All In The Mind.
A friend hosted a dinner party for people from work and everyone was encouraged to bring their children. All during the sit-down dinner one co-worker’s three-year-old girl stared at the man sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food from staring.
The man checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place, but nothing stopped her from staring at him. He tried his best to just ignore her but finally it was too much for him.
He asked her, “Why are you staring at me?”
Everyone at the table had noticed her behavior, and the table went quiet for her response. The little girl said, “I just want to see how you drink like a fish!”
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow women. –
At a clearance sale, the wife of a federal district court judge found a green tie that was a perfect match for one of her husband’s sports jackets. Soon after, while the couple was vacationing at a resort complex to get his mind off a rather complicated cocaine conspiracy case, he noticed a small, round disc sewn into the design of the tie.
The judge showed it to a local FBI agent, who was equally suspicious that it might be a ‘bug’ planted by the conspiracy defendants. The agent sent the device to FBI headquarters In Washington, DC for analysis.
Two weeks later, the judge phoned the Washington office to learn the results of their tests. “We’re not sure where the disc came from,” the FBI told him, “but we discovered that when you press it, it plays ‘Jingle Bells.'”
When doctors and undertakers meet, they always wink at each other.
W. C. Fields
1) If it rings, put it on hold.
2) If it clanks, call the repairman.
3) If it whistles, ignore it.
4) If it’s a friend, take a break.
5) If it’s the boss, look busy.
6) If it talks, take notes.
7) If it’s handwritten, type it.
8) If it’s typed, copy it.
9) If it’s copied, file it.
10) If it’s Friday, forget it!
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
My Dad bought my Mom a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it.
“Oh,” said My Dad, “I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet.”
“How come?” I asked.
“Well,” he answered, “because with a clarinet, she can’t sing.”
“The rain may be falling hard outside,
But your smile makes it all alright.
I’m so glad that you’re my friend.
I know our friendship will never end.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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