Posted at 3:17 pm , on July 23, 2018
“Well they sure became fast friends.” Our neighbor gesturing to his two kiddos and our two girls where only a chain link fence separates them.
Anytime we go to the park and a kid shows kindness to Penny (including her in tag, letting her go down the slide first, saying “hi my name is…”) she instantly tells me she made a new friend and hopes they’re there the next time we come to the park.
We have multiple books on the subject of friends/friendship.
A lot of little kid tv shows focus around being a good friend.
So when and why do the fast friendships of childhood end?
What is the turning point where we start putting a criteria on people that we’re going to allow into our inner circle?
Why do we form cliques and start excluding humans who are just as desperate for love and friendly affection as we are?
Posted at 2:00 pm , on March 30, 2018
Hello friend (whether you’re mine or someone else’s),
One of the most powerful quotes, packed with what it means to be friend, starts this collection. It’s longer, but a must-read.
As tempting as it is to stop there, continue on reading the rest of these awesome musings about friendship.
1. “The Art of Friendship
The first step in the art of friendship is to be a friend; then making friends takes care of itself. To be a friend a man should start by being a friend to himself, by being true to his highest and best and by aligning himself with the enduring values of human life that make for growth and progress.
To be a friend a man should strive to be like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land, to be a source of refuge and strength to those who walk in darkness. Continue reading