A-to-Z 2015 F is for Friends

Friends.  One of the things that was important to my grandmother was family and friends. She always said that you can’t choose your family. You’re stuck with what you are given and that’s why choosing your friends is so important. This was my first lesson in learning to choose good friends that support, help , encourage and lift me up.  Choosing friends that are better than me in one or more areas will challenge me to improve. Since we tend to become like those we associate with, it is critical that choose wisely. True friends are a blessing and a rarity. Treat them well.  This is the importance of choosing good friends.

Thomas Aquinas on true Friendship

Thomas Aquinas on true Friendship

20 thoughts on “A-to-Z 2015 F is for Friends

  1. Lata Sunil

    Choosing friends with care definitely does go a long way in shaping our own personalities. Grandmother is very wise.

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  2. Sue

    You are so right! I’m an Air Force Brat so we travelled around about every 3 years, always making some friends, but always saying goodbye. I never kept track of them as my parents still have friends from their travels. As an adult, I treasure the friends I have now that I’m planted in Texas – thank you for this reminder!

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    1. shawn

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I spent some time in the Navy and I know how it is moving around and people coming and going. It is very hard to keep up with everyone.

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  3. Megan Morgan

    Friends are my lifeblood. I have more now than I’ve ever had at any point in my life due to the work I do. Some are close, some are just good acquaintances, but it makes me very happy!

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  4. Sue Archer

    This reminds me of Anne of Green Gables and “kindred spirits.” May we all have kindred spirits to support us through good and bad!

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    1. shawn

      Here, Here! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts! The world can never have enough “kindred spirits”

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