Few things are as important to the happiness and joy we experience as a result of our friendships.
It can be friendships with colleagues, family members, co-workers and people we have known for several years or since childhood.
Or even people we’ve never met on the other side of the world, or pets we love.
So this year I’d like to start by looking back and sharing some great advice on this topic from people who have traveled the world over the past 100 years and thousands of years.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.