Promises Made

Promises Made Long Ago
Poet: , 2012

When we were little,
We were easily tickled,
By cartoons,
And running around.

We'd make silly bets,
And promises to be kept,
And always swear,
To never back down.

Now that we're grown up,
And drink coffee from a cup.
Things have changed,
Quite a bit.

But we always kept that promise,
To always stay friends til the end,
And that's why,
You'll always be my friend.



Days With You
Poet: Julie Hebert, 2012

A day with you,
Was always so cool.
I loved to just,
Hang around.

We never had to,
Plan anything to do.
We could just sit,
Or walk around town.

We'd talk and laugh,
About things we'd heard.
Or maybe about,
The boy next door.

No matter the topic,
We'd always find logic.
And that's why,
Our friendship will never bore.



Words of Friendship
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2016

Friends - always there no matter what the situation. There to share in the joy or to share in the sorrow. They are always willing to lend a hand no matter what needs to be done. A trusted person in my life!

Rapport - we have a relationship where there is harmony between two people over common issues. I can talk to them about anything. While we may not always agree, we can always discuss.

Esteem - this person who I call my friend always builds up my self esteem. They never put me down, they are encouraging and supportive. They build confidence!

Initmate - no matter what the situation, no matter what is going on in my life, I can talk with them. They show empathy and compassion allowing me to express myself without worrying about what they will think.

Neighbor - while they may not live beside me, they are neighborly in that they are kind, considerate, and are good company.

Dependable - people come and go in our lives. But my friend is one I know I can depend on. Always demonstrating reliability to be there when needed. And, they know the same applies to them if they need help.

Solidarity - we have common interests. Our views are in agreement and when they are not we can discuss it and sometimes agree to disagree.

Help - always will to help each other. If I call they will help - no matter what the situation or the job is.

Interested - care about what is going on in each others lives.

Pal - my pal, fun to be with, to share laughter and happiness. What a difference this friend of mine makes in my life.


Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis

"Friendship can be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their heart but by giving his own." Thomas Wilson

"Most of us have business associates, casual acquaintances, and occasional companions. Real friends, on the other hand, are not so easy to acquire. Friendship rests upon more than accidental relationships or even association in a common task. Its roots lie in the spiritual realm." Al Bryant


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