What Is a FriendAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer
A friend of my was having a birthday and I was looking for a quote that expressed my feelings for this very special person. As I read the many different thoughts on friendship and different interpretations of what a friend is I realized my friend was someone who stays with me no matter what the situation, they can be count on not just in the good times but more especially in the bad times.
Thoughts On What Some Think A Friend Is:
"A friend is someone who allows us the space and the freedom to be." Debbie Alicen
"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." Grace Pulpit
"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway." Fr. Jerome Cummings
"A friend is a present you give yourself." Robert Louis Stevenson
Wisdom On What Friendship Is
"Friendship is born from an identity of spiritual goals - from common navigation toward a star." Antoine du Saint-Exupery
"Friendship is what our dreams are made of. We hold onto each other with its binding love." Ellsa Maxwell
"Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed." Cicero
A Story of Friendship:
It is to everyone's advantage to have a few close friends. It isn't usual for everyone to have a multitude of friends because a true friend is more rare than some may at first think. Some people think that anyone who calls you a friend is someone you can count on when things go haywire. But, this is not always the case as many have found out the hard way.
A rather unpleasant situation arose recently where a really good friend of mine had his wedding plans cancelled three weeks before the wedding. And, if that wasn't bad enough . . . .
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