To handle yourself, use your head; To
handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it's his/her
fault; If he/she betrays you twice, it's your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
God gives every bird it's food, but he does not throw it into it's nest.
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses
faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them
The tongue weighs practically nothing, but so few people can hold it.
A FRIEND IS A TREASURE
A friend is someone we turn to, when our
spirits need a lift. A friend is someone we treasure, for our friendship is a gift. A
friend is someone who fills our lives, with beauty, joy, and grace. And makes the world we
live in, a better and happier place.
Friendship is a strange thing....we find
ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives...things we don't even share
with our families who raised us...But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow
email junkie? A shoulder to cry on? an ear to listen? a heart to feel?...A friend is all
these things...and more. No matter where we met,....I call you friend. A word so
small...yet so large in feeling...a word filled with emotion. It is true great things come
in small packages.
Once the package of friendship has been
opened, it can never be closed...it is a constant book always written...waiting to be
We may have our disagreements...we may
argue...we may concern one another... friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it
all.... A part of me is put into my friends...some it is my humor...some it is my
listening ear...some it is real life experiences...some it is my romanticism...but with
all, it is friendship. Friendships forged are a construct stronger than steel built as a
foundation....necessary for life...and necessary for love. :-)
Friends, you and
me.... you brought another friend... and then there were 3... we started our group... Our
circle of friends... and like that circle... there is no beginning or end.
Accepts you as you are
Believes in "you"
Calls you just to say "hi"
Doesn't give up on you
Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
Forgives your mistakes
Invites into his/her heart
Keeps you close at heart
Loves you for who you are
Makes a difference in your life
Picks you up
Quiets your fears
Raises your spirits
Says nice things about you
Tells you the truth when you need to hear it
Walks beside you
Yells at you when you won't listen and
Zaps you back to reality
May we always be "good buddies"
May we always be "good friends"
and may our friendship be the kind
that will never end.
THE ABC'S OF FRIENDSHIP
A lways be
honest, would you want THEM to lie to you?
B e there when
they need you, or you may wind up alone.
C heer them on, we
all need encouragement now and then.
D on't look for
their faults, even if you have none.
E ncourage their
dreams, what would we be without them?
F orgive them, you
just MAY do something wrong sometime.
G et together
often, misery loves company, so does glee.
H ave faith in
them, the human animal is remarkable.
I nclude them, you
may need to be included sometime.
J ust be there
when they need you.
K now when they
need a hug, and couldn't you use one?
L ove them
unconditionally, that is the ONLY condition.
M ake them feel
special, because aren't we ALL special?
N ever forget
them, who wants to feel forgotten?
O ffer to help,
and know when "No thanks" is just politeness.
P raise them
honestly and openly.
Q uietly disagree,
noisy NO's make enemies.
R eally listen, a
friendly ear is a soothing balm.
S ay you're sorry,
don't let them assume it.
T alk frequently,
communication is important.
U se good
V erbalize your
W ish them luck,
X amine your
motives before you "help" out.
Y our words count,
use them wisely.
Z ip your lips
when told a secret.
By following these ABC's as often as
you are able, you SHOULD live a LONG and friend-filled life.
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collected greetings and poems