April 27, 2018
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
I think what I have valued most in my life has been the people I have met and who later became friends. Many are no longer with me but their memories continue to warm my heart.
Lately my limited activities have not provided much opportunity to spend time with old friends and I miss them. Fortunately, I married my very best friend so the warmth of friendship continues.
I think as one ages it is most important that we are open to new friendships to help fill the vacuum created when old friends are no longer with us. Here are some tips I picked up years ago that can help you restock your friends list.
Make New Friends
- Don’t worry about knowing people, just make yourself worth knowing.
- Be friendly with the folks you know. If it weren’t for them you would be a total stranger.
- Friends are those who speak to you after others don’t.
- The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail and not his tongue.
- The way to have friends is to be willing to lose some arguments.
- Deal with other’s faults as gently as if they were your own.
- A friend is a person who can step on your toes without messing your shine.
- You will never have a friend if you must have one without faults.
- You can make more friends by being interested in them than trying to have them be interested in you.
- A real friend is a person who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, lets you forget it.
- A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.
- A friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg even though you’re slightly cracked.
… and most important… A FRIEND IS A TREASURE!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
She said, I’m a Dominican sister, I lived in a convent named for a deceased pope. One day while I was wearing contemporary clothes instead of my habit, I drove into a gas station to get the communal car filled up.
After the young attendant topped off the tank, he walked toward my car window to return my credit card. It was clear from his furrowed brow that he had something on his mind.
The young man looked at me shyly and pointed to the convent’s name, John XXIII Hall, imprinted on the card.
“Pardon me,” he asked hesitantly, “but how do you pronounce your husband’s middle name?”
I used to be lost in the shuffle. Now I just shuffle along with the lost.
They say that a preacher’s wife is always his number one assistant. An example of this comes one Sunday morning after the preacher had just finished his sermon.
He went and sat down with his wife and she asked him how he thought the church service went.
The Preacher shrugged and said, “The worship was excellent, and I think the prayer time went quite well, but,” he continued, “I just don’t think the sermon ever got off the ground.”
The wife looked over at him, and before she could stop herself, she said, “Well, it sure did taxi long enough!”
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Morris and Rachel are sweethearts. Morris lives in a small village out in the country and Rachel lives in town. One day, they go to see the Rabbi and set a date for their wedding. Before they leave, the Rabbi asks them whether they want a contemporary or traditional service. After a short discussion, they opt for the contemporary service.
Their day arrives but the weather is rotten and a storm forces Morris to take an alternate route to the synagogue. The village streets are flooded, so he rolls up his trouser legs to keep his trousers dry.
When at last he reaches the shul, his best man immediately rushes him up the aisle. As the ceremony starts, the Rabbi whispers to Morris, “Pull down your trousers.”
“Rabbi, I’ve changed my mind,” says Morris, “I think I prefer the traditional service.”
Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.
A blonde was shopping at a Target Store and came across a silver thermos. She was quite fascinated by it, so she picked it up and brought it over to the clerk to ask what it was.
The clerk said, “Why, that’s a thermos…..it keeps things hot and some things cold.”
“Wow, said the blonde, “that’s amazing….I’m going to buy it !” So she bought the thermos and took it to work the next day. Her boss saw it on her desk. “What’s that,’ he asked? “Why, that’s a thermos…..it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold,” she replied.
Her boss inquired, “What do you have in it?”
The blond replied, “Two popsicles, and some coffee.”
Why is it called ‘after dark’, when it is really after light?
A man looked at the menu at the airport restaurant, and saw that the sandwiches were named for planes. “I’ll have a Jumbo Jet,” he said. When the order arrived, he was disappointed to see how small his burger was, but he ate it anyway.
He called his waiter over and asked, “Was that the Jumbo Jet?”
“Yeah,” the waiter answered. “Went pretty fast, didn’t it?”
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
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