Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

May 21 Quote of the Day

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow


The world needs more people willing to be friends – true friends that is. We say that friends don’t let friends drive drunk. We say that because true friends don’t want harm to come to those they care about. If your friend is doing something dangerous or self-destructive, talk to him. Get in his way.  Stop him!  Be the friend who truly loves him.  Don’t let him go down without a fight.

May 8 Quote of the Day`

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.  It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis


For a moment, I wanted to disagree with him. ‘Friendship is unnecessary?!!” How untrue. Without friendship, you lose so much joy in life. Then I understood. As Jesus said that man does not live by bread alone, C.S. Lewis was saying that there were some things that simply weren’t necessary to live but were necessary to have a life. If you can eat and breath, you can be alive even though you have no arms and legs. But if you want to truly live you must have more than air and food.


June 2 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
George Carlin

I would like to make several posters of this saying and send it to all my family and all my friends.

April 18 Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Mark Twain

Put a smile on the face of someone today. Compliment them. There isn’t a person alive who isn’t going to meet up with some criticism from someone somewhere. Even a hermit can criticize himself. People cherish the times when they are reminded of what is good about themselves. And people cherish the ones who do the reminding. By complimenting others, you not only improve someone else’s day but you make a friend in the process.

April 10 Daily Verse

Monday, April 9th, 2012

1 Corinthians 15:23

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”

Father, we work hard to be careful of the people we allow our children to play with but we sometimes forget that this principle applies to us as well. Help us find people who display your attitudes and obey your laws to call our very good friends.

Smile and Say Nice Things!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Smile a lot and say nice things! It might be a good way to make a friend out of that grouchy person in the office who can’t see any good in you. It might even turn an enemy into a friend. Recently our granddaughter was having some issues with another little one on her team. I don’t know the family but I’m guessing the little one is an only child. I’m guessing that because she acts a lot like our granddaughter who functions as an only child at our house. She’s a cute little girl with an attitude that says she’s entitle to love and affection from everyone just as any queen should be. Needless to say, two little girls with that attitude on the same team might tend to clash. I had tried conflict resolution suggestions with our sweetheart but it was just not a concept she could embrace. So we decided to work with her on making friends. She agreed to try. Her first try was to tell the little girl she liked her pony tail. She ran to the stands to inform us that it hadn’t worked. The girl still didn’t like her. We urged her to try again so her next compliment was on how nice the little girl’s shoes looked. Again she returned to the stand to inform us that this hadn’t worked either. I pointed out the usual, old-fashioned mother statement “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. This particular saying annoys her (mostly because she hears it so often) but she made another attempt. This time she complimented the little girl on the pretty t-shirt under her jersey. Failure! On her return to the stands, grandpa suggested complimenting her on her hair. I started to explain that she had tried that idea with the pony tail compliment but the little one was already on her way back to the team. She came speeding back to the stands to report, “I think it’s working! She smiled!”

I’m thinking it would work for adults as well. As females, most of us still carry a little bit of that “I am a princess and should be treated as such” attitude. So let’s use it to our advantage with the other females we deal with daily. That supervisor who nitpicks every little thing you do would certainly have a softening of her attitude if you thanked her for helping you improve your work performance. You may not feel thankful but fake it! If you feel your mother never stops criticizing you, send a few compliments her way. Maybe she’ll improve her attitude towards you once she feels more appreciated. And don’t give up after the first try. Behaviors that have been ingrained in people will take some time to change. Families are especially good at building up walls. Breaking them down may take time but it can be done. Working at building congenial relationships with those around us will lower stress levels which will improve our environments and may even have some health benefits as well. Start right now. Turn to the person next to you, smile and say something nice.