Thursday, October 14, 2010

A thought for Thursday:

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I was recently introduced to the lovely website created by Gwyneth Paltrow. It is called GOOP. It is loaded with things to do, see, get, make, be, etc. I have nothing more to say than I am hooked. The information provided is insightful, creative and encouraging. It all applies to life and couldn’t be more enlightening. I came across this article awhile back titled “Friendship Divorce” and have been waiting for the perfect time to post about it. With the holidays drawing nearer, I thought that now couldn’t be a better time to appreciate the friendships that we have and to realize how important it is to have friends in our lives. I encourage you to reach out to a friend where your relationship may be struggling. You don’t deserve a “friendship divorce.” If you don’t try, you will always wonder. Be the bigger person and make that phone call (or text or e-mail.) It’s not going to hurt. The article is a bit long but not overwhelming. Click here for the link and I’ve included a few of my favorite excerpts from the article...


Just a little thanks to all the friends I have and have had over the years. You have all made some kind of impact on my life. XOXO

-S-


“What do you do when you realize that although you may have years of history, and found real value in each other in times past, that you kind of don't like a friend anymore? That, after time spent with this person, you feel drained, empty, belittled or insulted. My father always used to tell me that, ‘you can't make new old friends.’ How do you distinguish if someone in your life makes you change for the better or if you are better off without them?”

“We are all looking for well-being and happiness in life. So the purpose of friendship is to support and be supported in our search for well-being and happiness.” -Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel


“Friendship is one of the most enduring and wonderful gifts of being alive. Friendship is universal in humanity.”

-Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes


“Such friends-- always a rare and special breed-- have an uncanny knack for being able to stay in tune with you emotionally over huge gaps of time and space. Maybe you don’t hear from them for three years-- or thirty-- but then the phone rings and there they are again, and it’s like picking up as if you never left off.” -Cynthia Bourgeault


“True friends may have been in your life since your childhood or they maybe have shown up only yesterday, but it’s from the quality of the heart that you know them, not the number of years you’ve logged together.” -Cynthia Bourgeault


“Though they may no longer be a constant presence in your life nevertheless if there is an opportunity to help you should, always be open, for true friendship never ends.” -Michael Berg

1 comment:

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