Monday, August 17, 2009
Nearly As Important As Food...!
No one can make it completely alone. No one...!
If we could, I would be the first to tell you, and the first to try! After all, I chose the name "HermitJim".
We all know the essentials needed for survival...food, water, and shelter! These are no-brainers. However, while taking care of our physical needs,let's not forget the needs of our inner self. The needs of our inner comforts can be just as important as the other to survival.
One of the most under-rated tools we can have is something we may not give much thought to...our friends! Now don't get me wrong...I'm not saying that family and faith and knowledge and everything else is not important! I'm just saying that without some friends to help balance us out, we are not totally complete!
After all, friends can serve as family, can firm up our faith, and can add to our knowledge! How important is that? How irreplaceable?
I could never say how important friends can be, I just don't have the talent with words. So, to prove my point, I've collected a few very good quotes pertaining to friends and friendship. They say it much better than I can...
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.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
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.
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
So when I call you my friend, please know that I do so with the belief that you are indeed my friends, and I do not use that term lightly! Also know that I fully appreciate your friendship and hope to always be worthy of it!
Now, how about we get some coffee and sit out on the patio for a while...OK, my friends?