A True Friend Is a Priceless Gift

two-little-girls-huggingJust as each soul is a unique gift to the world, every friend is a priceless gift in your life. A friend is a walking, talking embodiment of God’s love for you. Friends expand your capacity to love and are a constant reminder of God’s blessings.

True friends imprint their essences on each other’s souls. Even as your tears and laughter recede into the swirling mists of memories lost, the heart holds dear every unspoken expression of love that passed between you.

When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place, let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue.
Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear of his ear;
For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste of the wine is remembered
When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more.

Kahlil Gibran

A real friend is always with you in spirit, no matter how many years or miles may separate you. Each meeting is a homecoming, a sweet reminder of all that is right with the world.

Through friendship, you learn compassion, forgiveness, and accountability. Every friend helps shape you into the person you are capable of becoming.

When you do not believe in yourself, your friends will. The best friends both comfort and challenge you. They not only see who you are, but who you can be.

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

A good friend will tell you what you need to hear when you need to hear it, confident that compassionate candor strengthens any friendship worth having.

The best of friends communicate intuitively, heart to heart, far beyond the limits of what mere words can express.

The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language.
Henry David Thoreau

If someone you considered a friend has betrayed you, do not withdraw from the world; if you had not experienced the pain of friendship lost, you would not be able to fully appreciate the joy of true friendship.

A deep, abiding friendship is more precious than all the jewels of the world. Friendship must be kept pure at all costs, free of even the slightest hint of deceit or manipulation.

Knowing that there are people who will rush to our side at 3 AM, no questions asked, brings us more comfort and gratitude than all the riches of the world.

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.


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4 Responses to “A True Friend Is a Priceless Gift”

  1. Stephen - Rat Race Trap Says:

    Phil, this was a lovely post. Next to family, friends are about the most important thing in life. Choose them wisely.

    “A deep, abiding friendship is more precious than all the jewels of the world.”


  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I’m glad you liked it, Stephen. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. Kate Says:

    Thanks for that, Phil. How true.

    I’d like to share my favorite quote about friendship with you and your readers:

    “Each friend represents a world in us,
    a world possibly not born until they arrive,
    and it is only by this meeting
    that a new world
    is born.”

    Anais Nin

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks, Kate!

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