When you do talk to people, share what you are. Stop focusing on all the things that you aren’t. Stop focusing on all of the physical features that you think people won’t like about you. Stop focusing on your inabilities or lack of talent. Instead, focus on those physical features that you know people already...
The difference between a friend and an enemy is friendliness.
Everything is unfolding based on causes and conditions. Our happiness or suffering is dependent on how we relate to the present moment. If we cling now, we suffer later. If we let go and respond with compassion or friendliness, we create happiness and well-being for the future.
All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost. …Each human soul has in a sense to enact for itself the gigantic humility of the Incarnation. Every man must descend into the flesh to meet mankind.
Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It’s these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition.
Once she exclaimed, “But I always thought that sorceresses were evil!””What do you mean ‘evil’?”Lynet has never considered the question. “You know,” she said, after a moment, “unfriendly to people.””People!” repeated Morgana derisively. “As if humans were all that mattered. Just once I’d like to see people judged by how friendly they are to sorceresses.
The author perceptively outlines what might be an underrated aspect of his subject and of many others whose public achievements are of note – a “gift for friendship”. McCullough says Adams, despite his towering intellect and curmudgeonly demeanor, had a soft heart for other people and a genuine interest in their particulars.
I want to thank you so much for what you said two weeks ago. You see, I was walking back from the grave site where I just buried my son, and while I was walking home I was trying to figure out how I was going to kill myself. You’re kind words stop me from...
When we make friends then we change from being animals to being human.
A friend is always good to have, but difficult to be.
True friendship never questions what it costs you.
The most valuable gift you can receive is an honest friend.
Smile at people everywhere you go. Don’t just give them one of those half-smirk/head nod things. Raise your eyebrows, show those teeth, and chuckle while you smile. Next time you’re at the store, give a full-hearted smile to at least three complete strangers. You’ll be amazed at what this does for them and for you.
When you’re alone is when you can count your friends.