Sunday, July 15, 2007

To Have a Friend



To have a friend is to have one of the sweetest gifts; to be a friend is to experience a solemn and tender education of soul from day to day. A friend remembers us when we have forgotten ourselves. A friend may praise us and we are not embarrassed. He takes loving heed of our work, our health, our aims, our plans. He may rebuke us and we are not angry. If he is silent, we understand. It takes a great soul to be a friend. . . One must forgive much, forget much, forbear much. It costs time, affection, strength, patience, love. Sometimes a man must lay down his life for his friends. There is no true friendship without self-sacrifice. We will be slow to make friends, but having once made them, neither life nor death, misunderstanding, distance nor doubt must ever come between.

Anonymous
Photo: Elm Street Antiques

13 comments:

  1. What beautiful words to read on a Sunday - thank you for this post. And your blog is looking pretty beautiful too!
    xo,
    Kim

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  2. A very pretty & inspiring post. You have a beautiful blog, I love all the pictures!

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  3. Thank you for this post, I have just e mailed it to a friend of mine as I know she will love it.

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  4. Friends really are special. Thanks for the great post. ( found you from comments on southern hospitality)
    Blessings

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  5. I so agree about the importance of friends. Thank you for such a lovely post, and beautiful photo!

    xo, Andrea

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  6. I so agree about the importance of friends. Thank you for such a lovely post, and beautiful photo!

    xo, Andrea

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  7. Beautiful new look and quote. I will add it to my quote book. Thank you and I will write you soon about what you wrote me. xoxoxo Clarice

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  8. No truer words were ever spoken! Friends are to be cherished.
    I love your new header! Your blog is always such an inspiration to me! Thank you.

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  9. That is one rich quote. When God blesses us with true friends it is one of lifes truest experiences. Blessings. I might have to ask you to let me borrow that.
    Blessings...

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  10. Beautiful words, and so true!!

    I like the new look of your blog!

    Katherine

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  11. I's a wonderful quote!!!

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  12. Very nice post.
    Tis true. Some friends can only be prayed for from afar.

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  13. That is so true.

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