A Friend is Someone

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ~ Donna Roberts

Many of us believe that we need a social “circle” of a great group of people who surround us with friendship and companionship. The older I get the more I value the people who are true friends who not only “get” me but who will sustain me in the moments when I no longer “get” myself. When we focus on friends, which does not mean that we also need acquaintances to balance out our lives, we know that we have people in our lives that will not desert us even in our hardest of times. Those who feel truly alone; and, may well be truly alone will find it much harder to make it through the awful times, the times when the mere holding of a hand or offer of a tissue will make the difference between life and death. Such friends encourage us to look for those who are as desperate for friendship as we may have been once in our lives. Namaste

Gentle Thoughts: Have you thought about “friendship” lately?

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