Proverbs and sayings often provide us with wise words from all corners of the world. Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation. Each Thursday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
The quotes and proverbs I have chosen this week, relate to friendship.
That eternal concept that occupies much of our daily thoughts.
My daughter is having a crisis of sorts in her friendship group.
It is often complicated navigating adolescence with teenage girls.
The friends of our friends are our friends –
Promises may get friends, but ’tis performances that keep them –
(Thanks to the blogger Peggy for the book from which the quote came).
Friends come and go frequently in our life. They are often themed around where we live, what we do, hobbies and interests.
Sometimes friends can be unhelpful or hurtful leading one down a dangerous path.
Fair weather friends are hard to understand.
Moreover, though, friendship is a beneficial experience.
Friends can help a person cope with extraordinary struggle and pain with a simple hug or a welcoming smile.
Friends reflect back society’s attitudes in a softer way, guiding us to where we have gone wrong.
Friends might let one down, but also reassure, entertain and teach.
Friends may live close by or far away..
Why do we feel so heartbroken when a friendship collapses? Commonly, another friend may soon enters one’s life, and when this happens, we then have a wonderful opportunity to meet someone different. Someone with new perspectives and values.
Why, then, is it so hurtful to lose a friend?
What do you make of the proverb and quote for this week?
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