I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. ~ Anon


A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. ~ Pam Brown


A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. ~ Emily Kimbrough


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust


In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer

15 thoughts on “Friends

  1. rummuser

    “A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you’ve been, accepts who you have become, and still gently invites you to grow.” – Anonymous.

  2. Nancy

    This is how I feel about you, Grannymar:

    Oh, the comfort, the inexpressable comfort of feeling safe with a person,
    Having neither to weigh thoughts,
    Nor measure words- but pouring them
    All right out-just as they are-
    Chaff and grain together-
    Certain that a faithful hand will
    Take and sift them-
    Keep what is worth keeping-
    And with a breath of kindness
    Blow the rest away.
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

  3. Grannymar Post author

    @Rowan – I won’t ask if you tried that one for size. 😉

    @Baino – I hope the week is a good one.

  4. Darlene

    An acquaintance is one who offers to help; a friend is one who just comes over unasked and starts helping. I’ll bet your are that kind of friend, Grannymar.

  5. wisewebwoman

    This is one of my faves, GM, and Irish to boot:

    “Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.” Oscar Wilde.


  6. Magpie11

    My Grannie used to observe, ” I have many acquaintances but my friends I can count on the fingers of one hand.”

    Years after her death I found out that it was said by a Victorian Prime Minister on his death-bed. Which one I can’t remember.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    @Ann – 😀

    @Darlene – That is the friend I strive to be!

    @WWW – I agree with OW on this one!

    @Magpie – I am unable to assist with the author even though I heard that saying many times


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