The Safety Net of Friendship

Recently, I’ve been thinking of how grateful I am to have a precious number of really good friends. There are old friends and new friends, and it is a wonder how these amazing people came to be part of my life. Again, I always subscribe to the Red Thread theory that states: “An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. The thread can be tightened or tangle, but will never be broken.” Whatever my own connection is with the friends I cherish today, I’m grateful for it.

Some of our dearest friends come to us early in life, and, if we are lucky, we grow and change—but still remain friends. Some of our friends come to us later on in life; we discover a kinship together and recognize a common bond. And with some friends, we lose our connection and go our separate ways. Not all friendships are destined to live. But oh, how the ones that we do have flourish!

Here are some quotes I really liked on friendship:

Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.
– Anonymous

Good friends are like stars… you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.
– Anonymous

Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families.
– Anonymous

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
“What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C. S. Lewis

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
– Anonymous

Everyone should have at least two friends – one to talk to and one to talk about.
– Anonymous

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.
– Mae West

Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
– Horace Walpole

To the dear friends I have; thank you–my life is brighter, better and more fun with you in it. You have been there for me in happy and sad times, you’ve seen me make an ass out of myself more times than I care to remember; yet you still are there. and you have conveniently forgotten the times I have been less of a friend to you.

You are my safety net, my rock and my shield against the bad stuff, and joyful participators in the good stuff. May everyone be as lucky and as rich in friendship as I am.

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