while i was away in Hawaii, someone at work placed a 'Friendship Journal' on my desk. not sure if it was a random 'Secret Pal' gift or just overflow from when the storage closet right next to my office got a major cleaning! ha! all the same, i mused over the sayings and thought i'd share a few with you, dear blog friend. enjoy.
"Genuine friends are willing to be there for you; they do not just make hollow offers."
"If you do have a mate...it is ideal to be best friends with your mate as well as lovers..."
"Even children need guidance in how to develop and maintain friends."
"As your life gets busier or more complicated, it is too easy to discount how essential friendship is for you, whatever your age or marital status."
"The right friends can make you feel worthwhile. The right friends can even help get you elected president. School, work parenting, and even old age are better and more fun when shared with friends."
"A key way to have friends is to be likeable and interested in others."
"No matter what your house looks like, you let friends in."
"Friendship, like love, requires an investment of time and effort."
"Friendship is a virtue" ~ Aristotle
"Shared values are more important in predicting the longevity of a friendship than shared interests."
"Friendships are the crown jewels that one owns. The stock market might go up and down, but friendships only grow in their value."
There are two elements that go to the composition of friendship...one is Truth...the other...is Tenderness." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (love this quote!)
"Too often friendships, especially long-standing ones, are taken for granted until it is too late."
"The more sincerely you listen to your friends, the more your friends are pulled toward you."
"The friendship factor in marriage depends on trusting each other, committing to each other and to the marriage, and spending time together."
"Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold."
a Pearl Harbor garden, Oahu, HI
(PS ~ Hawaii pics coming tomorrow!)