Value of True Friends

October 18, 2018 1 Comment

Value of True Friends

In today's age folks so easily use the term "friends" when referring to those online or social media contacts as "friends". So what do we tell the next generation about true friends? I am sure we would like to list qualities like ...

  • trustworthy
  • honest with others
  • dependable
  • caring
  • trust
  • empathetic
  • non-judgmental
  • good listener

    There is a true saying that the "proof of the pudding is in the eating". And I would love to share the two experiences I read in the Readers Digest that prove what true friendship is.

     After my wife of 44 years died, I didn’t feel the urge to socialize. But that didn’t stop my friend Tony from inviting me to join a group of guys who got together every Thursday for dinner. I told him I wasn’t ready. He called again the next week, and again I said no. He kept calling every week, and finally I said, “OK, I’ll go. Anything to keep you from calling me every week.” It has now been six years since my wife died, and thanks to Tony, I have been going to dinner every week with the gang we’ve dubbed ROMEO— Retired Old Men Eating Out. David Fenwick, Ocean Township, New Jersey

    One night after teaching a late class, I found a sticky note on the window of my car. It read “You are beautiful inside and out” and featured a little heart. I never did find out which one of my friends left it for me, but it is still on my dashboard and means more than anything to me. Jennie Berglund, Burnsville, Minnesota

    How amazing it would be if WE can BE that friend to someone else. Then we shall experience the true happiness of giving.

    May there be many happy moments in your day.

    Happy Stitching

    1 Response

    Paulette McPherson
    Paulette McPherson

    October 18, 2018

    I have many “acquaintances” but few “friends”

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