Tuesday, June 19, 2012


True Friendship
Friendship is an interesting word and one I give great value. Everyone has friends. Some people have hundreds of friends. Just check out Facebook. Some people have a few cherished friends. And... most people are somewhere in between.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

However, true friendship is a different thing. True friendship means standing by someone when they struggle and when they fly. I have many friends, but I have found that I also have a small, close group of friends. They are my true friendships. I value those friendships. I know that the people in the circle of my true friendships will always be there for me; whether I need them late at night, weekends or early in the morning, they are ready to lend a helping hand, ready to give me support when it’s needed.

“It is the friends you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.” Marlene Dietrich

Additionally, I look forward to making new friends. I had the opportunity to attend a training last week for educators, to help us improve our teaching skills when instructing students who are learning English as a second language. The training consists of 3 days last week, 2 days this week and 2 days the following week. At the end of last week, I had the pleasure of making new friends with several of the teachers attending the training. I am looking forward to meeting with them again this week.

“To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.” 
Chinese Proverb

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