Friday, July 31, 2009

Daily Digest #328

Jonathan . . . loved [David] as he loved his own soul. —1 Samuel 20:17

True friends are a real treasure :D For me, true friends are my other selves. They are the ones who are there not only when everything's nice and easy but also during my down times. They laugh and cry with me. They're not afraid to show me who they really are, what they think, and what they feel. They are never afraid to point out my mistakes. They never give up on me no matter how stubborn I get, just as I would never give up on them. They look forward to sharing their time with me, not because they need to, but because they simply love to be there. I can draw hope and strength from them, just as they can draw hope and strength from me. Time and distance can never separate us for we are in each other's prayer, and memories.

What about you? What is a "true friend" to you?

All my closest friends know that I love reading and collecting quotes. I would like to share 2 pages of my personal friendship quotes collection. I dedicate them to my true friends (you know who you are hehe, including Mama and Joie, of course). Thank you for everything (time, effort, prayers, thoughtfulness, etc etc), and I love you, too! *hugs* ....If we haven't reached that level of friendship yet, I sure hope we do someday, too :D

Friendship is like standing on wet cement… the longer you stay, the harder it is to leave and you can never go without leaving your footprints.

The greatest gift you can give to someone is your friendship, because you are giving them a portion of your life that you will never get back.

Friends are like pieces of a puzzle. If you lose one, it will never be complete again.

To love without condition, to give without intention, to care without expectation is the sign of true friendship.

One of the best moments of life is to meet an old friend after years and feel that things haven’t changed and you realize how much you have missed having him around.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. -- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. -- Fr. Jerome Cummings

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. -- Cindy Lew

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure. -- Jewish Saying

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. -- Elbert Hubbard

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -- Aristotle

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.-- Albert Camus

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. -- Abraham Lincoln

Hold a true friend with both your hands. -- Nigerian Proverb

A faithful friend is the medicine of life. -- Apocrypha

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.—Anonymous

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must one hundred try. -- Claude Mermet

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. -- Baltasar Gracian (1647)

Friendship needs no words... -- Dag Hammarskjold

Friends are the sunshine of life. -- John Hay (1871)

The best mirror is an old friend. -- George Herbert

One who looks for a friend without faults will have none. -- Hasidic Saying

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -- Walter Winchell

Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow. -- Samuel Paterson

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.-- John Evelyn

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief. -- Swedish proverb

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.—Anonymous

Count your age with friends but not with years. -- Anonymous

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. -- Lois L. Kaufman

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship. -- Pietro Aretino (1537)

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. -- Hillaire Belloc

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. -- Aristotle (4th century B.C.)

Friendship is essentially a partnership. -- Aristotle (4th century B.C.)

Your friend is your needs answered. -- Kahlil Gibran

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. -- Kahlil Gibran.

Let your best be for your friend... -- Kahlil Gibran

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. -- Kahil Gibran

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return of their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -- The Bible: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

"A friend loves at all times." -- The Bible: Proverbs 17, 17

Let us honor and pray for our friends.... Thank You, Lord, for blessing us with these profound relationships. Thank You for sending us these angels who watch over us, and love us unconditionally. Lord, please bless our friends. Please bless their plans, their health, their careers and their choices. May you keep them away from harm. May we also be real friends to them at all times. These we ask through Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.

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