What friendships are all about….

Cue Garfield song:

Friends Are There
 To Help You Get Started,
To Give You A Push On Your Way.
Friends Are There
To Turn You Around,
Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day
They’ll Pick You Up When You’re Down
Help You Swallow Your Pride
When Something Inside’s
Got To Break On Through To The Other Side
Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To
When You Feel Like You’re Ready To Flip
When You Got The World On Your Shoulders,
Friends Are There To Give You A Tip
Friends Are There  When You Need Them,
They’re Even There When You Don’t
For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark
Friends Are There.
[Garfield:] "I Don’t Care"
But Friends Will Care
For You-u-u-u-u-u-u!

Or more seriously, here are some more ideas collected by Leil Lowndes about what possible qualities the best friendships are all about……

Friends make our days more

John Lubbock said, “A friend is like a
sunny day spreading brightness all around.”

Friends help you make sense of
your thoughts:

“A friend is one to whom one
may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing
that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping
and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away,” says an Arabian proverb.

Friends won’t judge you:
Mother Teresa believed “If you judge people,
you have no time to love them.”

Friends are there through conversation or silence:
Friends give the gift they
give you is comfortable silence, the contentment to be with them when you don’t
feel like talking.
“When the silences are no longer awkward, you know you are
around friends” is a proverb.

Friends are there even when they’d sometimes rather be somwhere else

Friends motivate you and believe
in you:

They help to keep you on track with your dreams when you falter, or believe in you when
you’ve ceased to believe in yourself.
“A friend is someone who knows the song
in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

Friends make life interesting by sharing otherwise never-heard of/ never-seen knowledge and experiences
Anaïs Nin wrote, “Each friend
represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it
is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

Friends help us understand ourselves:
George Herbert’s expression, “The best
mirror is an old friend.”

Friends help you grow:
Henry Ford maintained, “My best friend is the one who
brings out the best in me.”


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