Saturday, May 16, 2009

To My Friends

This blog is dedicated to all of my friends. When I say my friends, I am not saying my acquaintances or those people who claim to be my friend. My true friends will not judge me or ever say "I told you so." They will also not criticize my decisions or focus on my flaws. I have chosen to blog today a lot of awesome friendship quotes that I have found online. May each and everyone of you feel as blessed as I do. I am very lucky to have as many true friends to go through my life with. I love you all!

"A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times."
---Molly Oliver

A friend loves at all times."
-- The Bible: Proverbs 17, 17.

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
-- Len Wein

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
-- Doug Larson

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
-- Elbert Hubbard

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
-- Abraham Lincoln

"Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher."

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I would not follow, I would be at the
bottom to catch them when they fall.
~Source Unknown~

When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.”

"True friendship isn't seen with the eyes, it's felt with the heart."

"A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends.
For if not, they weren't true friends in the first place."
By Sandy Ratliff

"True friendship is based on trust, honesty and sincere generosity of our hearts."
By Song Park

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can
grow separately without growing apart."
By Elisabeth Foley

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

The best part of life is when your family becomes your friends, and your friends become your family."
---Danica Whitfield

"Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. "
~ Elbert Hubbard

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
~Author Unknown

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.
~Frances Ward Weller

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
~Barbara Kingsolver

Jesus once said, you judge a tree by the fruit it bares but he also said, Judge not lest ye be judged. The more modern version of bible puts it this way: As you judge others, so shall you be judged. Either way, it means be careful. Judgment is a double-edge sword.

Let me ask you this... Are you a true friend? Or are you only their for people when it is convenient for you? Do you criticize and judge? If you do, you may want to ask yourself, "Do I like the way it feels to be criticized and judged?" I am sure your answer is, "No". Here is a poem that I found that I absolutely love. May you find the inspiration in the poem just as I did.

Do not judge me my Friend!

Do not judge me, my friend for if you do so

You are judging yourself more than you know.

If our beliefs vary from one another as we live

This does not mean we have nothing to give.

We do have the love of our Lord and his Son.

And when we accept him our journey has begun.

We must dwell on things in common we share.

We should not fall into the trap where we point and stare

At a brother who does did not come to Jesus in the same way

For the roads that lead him to our lord may have been through clouds of gray.

If we cast judgment and do not attempt to understand his heart and soul

We are the ones who have not yet reached our spiritual goal.

That is to love and to give of ourselves through his holy name.

For it was by love that to Earth our Lord Jesus Christ came.

Try, therefore to understand and be slow to criticize

For if you judge your brother this could lead to your demise.

Let your faith ring out like a bell by the way that you live

And do not cast judgment but never fail to give.

Give to your brother from your heart love that’s pure

For one day, you shall find yourself standing at Heavens door.

And when you do, I pray you will know God’s wonderful grace.

As he looks back ore your life, your footsteps, he’ll trace.

He will see the times you have forgiven others

He will welcome you in to meet with heavenly brothers.

If friends are considered the flowers in our garden of life then I am to say that I am blessed with the most beautiful, immense garden there is.

What I am thankful for today:
finding these awesome quotes and this poem
my friends and their amazing friendships
time to be alone but never feeling alone
the sunshine
my positive attitude which keeps all negativity from me
my health...still have not been sick since reading The Secret!!
people who bask in the light of life
making so many accomplishments....all by myself (it is a huge reward)!
Egg McMuffins (an every Saturday morning breakfast)
butterflies which symbolize so much for me and my life
sunsets, with each one I am that much closer to achieving my goals
knowing that I have a lot to look forward to and a great life ahead of me