Monday, April 19

Better With Age

Know what gets better with age?


This week I am distracted by my friends. I intended to write more about friendship, but I have been sharing my days with friends instead of sitting behind a computer! This is my birthday week and I am continually humbled and thrilled to hear from my friends each time my birthday rolls around. Cards, calls, lunches, happy Birthday Wishes...all remind me of how special my friends are.

I have kept a journal about friendships over the years. It's not as complete as I would have liked it to be by now, but I wrote down thoughts and quotes that helped me through difficult relationships and helped me work on the friendships that I cherished.

Here are just a few of my thoughts:

"Living without sharing one's life is a wasted life"

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances thru life he will soon find himself alone. A man, sir, must keep his friendships in constant repair." (Samuel Johnson)

"Friendship is shared area. If there is no simultaneous, glad sharing of the same space, there is no friendship.
If there is no stuff enthusiastically held in common, the best you can hope for is acquaintance.
If there is no over-lapping of interests, there is no foundation for friendship."

1 comment:

Katy said...

Happy, happy birthday Barb! :)