I think if i've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.
I feel that compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent.
O friend, my bosom said,through thee alone the sky is arched.Through thee the rose is red;all things through thee take nobler form,and look beyond the earth,the mill-round of our fate appearsa sun-path in thy worth.Me too thy nobleness has taughtto master my despair;the fountains of my hidden lifeare through thy friendship fair.
The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? Has heenterprise? Has he knowledge? It boots not. Infinitely alluring and attractive was he to you yesterday, a great hope, a sea to swim in; now, you have found his shores, found it a pond, and you care not if you never see it again.
We nourish the bodies of our children and friends and employees, but how seldom do we nourish their selfesteem? We provide them with roast beef and potatoes to build energy, but we neglect to give them kind words of appreciation that would sing in their memories for years like the music of the morning stars.