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Friendship Is A Two-Way Street.

I reckon true friendship is having the freedom to share our deepest thoughts. Unfortunately, many of us choose to take our friendships for granted. True friendship is difficult to find and is even more difficult to keep.  Whilst it is inevitable that our friendships will hit some bumps along the way.

We should realize that we have our shortcomings and should be willing to forgive and forget. Perhaps in a split second whenever possible. Then, there are those who tend to see their lives through a narrow perspective. Thus, there’s nothing better than opening our minds to the possibility that there are always unavoidable circumstances and it have nothing to do with ill feelings.

Perhaps, our lives should not be so harried so much so that we do not have the time to be genuinely friendly. Reach out, try a little kindness and brighten someone’s life every day. And you will soon realize how special a little focussed attention can make you feel.

“The greatest gift is neither found
in a store nor under a tree,
but in the hearts of our true friends.”

“Friendship is when people know all
about you but like you anyway.”

“True friendship is based on trust, honesty
and sincere generosity of our hearts.”

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

“Wherever you are,
it’s your friend
who make your world”

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world,
and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

“Every gift from a friend
is a wish for your happiness

Friends are God’s gift to help us along our life’s path. They love us, laugh with us, comfort us and encourage us. Learn to appreciate the value of a good friend. As true happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

It is said in a lifetime, it would be extraordinary to have acquired five real friends – the five individuals who are willing to stick it out through the years – sharing our sorrows and joys, taking the good with the bad, forgiving and being forgiven.

Friendship is like a two-way street. Sometimes you need to call on your friends for help and sometimes they will call on you. Very simply, take turns giving and receiving support. You see, if you are not willing to give, you will never have a strong, centered friendship.

“One measure of friendship
consists not in the number of things
friends can discuss,
but in the number of things
they no longer mention.”

“Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation
if you really are friendly with somebody.
You can’t have too many friends because
then you’re just not really friends.”

“Friendship with oneself is all important,
because without it
one cannot be friends
with anyone else in the world.”

Believe in the best of people in spite of everything. Before doubting your friends, give them the benefit of the doubt. Do not make a mountain out of a molehill. And strive to be humble as everyone has faults. Because what is important is to keep our friendships on good terms than to be proven “right.”

Lastly, the secret to being a good friend is really the key to having good friends. Being friendly is contagious …………………………. so start an epidemic. And be mindful, friendship is a two-way street.

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224 Comments

  1. This is so true, finding a true friend. I love the quote that “there is a reason for everything under heaven” We all have a friend for either a reason, a season or a lifetime. Our best friend should be to ourselves thus making it easier to open up to our friends whom we choose. Sometimes friends seek us out and not always do they last a lifetime. Great post.

  2. I particularly like the one that said a friend knows all your faults and likes you anyway. Nicely done, Michael.

  3. A Friend says:

    This is really nice and well written. I hope everyone that reads it realizes the power of it.

  4. Some of these quotes are those I have posted to Facebook at one time or another. I agree, friendship is too often taken for granted! Especially as a woman growing up in a competitive environment, I lacked appreciation for true friendship until well into my 30’s. Once I relaxed into trusting other women; once I valued my friendships with men without there being any hidden agenda – I began to deepen and nurture my connections with these significant others in my life.

    I have not five, but roughly three truly great lifelong friends. (One has a daughter living in the Netherlands, coincidentally!). We are separated by many miles, but we always stay connected by phone, cards, small gifts, email. The payoff for a small investment in time is tremendous. And although my husband is my closest friend and companion, the value of my closest friends is beyond comparison.

    Thanks for a thoughtful post.

  5. oldmine says:

    It’s good to know that someone out there knows what I’m talking about.

    Regarding friendship: My adult son became a heroin addict, and everyone but me knew. My most valued friend found out about the boy’s addiction and told me. My ex-wife (a fool) said he’s not much of a friend if he told me a thing like that. I pointed out to her that he must have suffered a lot since he learned the truth about my son, and the courage and pain he must have had when he told me. But he told me. That’s how much he cared. Everyone else who knew copped out on it, he’s the only one who cared enough to suffer the pain of telling me the truth.

  6. Chappy says:

    I very much liked this post and agree with your points. I have written similar posts in my blog ThOughTS at 60chappy.wordpress.com but I didn’t have the extra quotes like you have in this post, bravo!

  7. Michael says:

    I am very touched by your response to this post. And for the wonderful insight all of you had shared here. “Thank You.”

  8. Barry says:

    Your sentiments are very good, and I agree with your priorities.

  9. Love this post! Wonderful writing

  10. Lots to think about, a lifetime to growing in knowing…thanks

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  12. Old Jules says:

    Hi Michael: I suppose it’s all a matter of personal priorities and needs. I’ve lost track of a lot of friends of 40 years only to discover when I’ve tried to locate them after a long lapse they’ve died off. But others have faded, usually because for whatever reasons they’ve chosen to be no longer in touch, typically without offering an explanation.

    From my viewpoint it doesn’t change whether they’re still ‘friends’, but probably does mean I’ve become something that has no place in their lives. Naturally sometimes we’re going to wonder about it when such things happen. For instance, I noticed an old bud dropping away whom I’ve considered a close friend since 1965, sent him this email:
    Subject: Just getting older I reckons

    About all I can figure is that you and I must have just passed the point of no return back there somewhere without me noticing and all interest in maintaining communications died and got left in the ditch.

    I hope it was as simple as that. If it was something else I suppose I’d have expected something said to bring it to my attention.
    Anyway, I’m glad we spent some pieces of our lives together. Ain’t nuthun I’m aware of says such things have to last a lifetime.
    Best to you

    He replied:

    Jules, we may be getting older but you aint changed much, you still have a flair for melodrama. You are still the friend of my youth and I value your friendship and the memories of our times together very highly, and I hope we get to do more stuff together. But right now it’s too damn hot. I have always felt that our friendship would stand the test of time and distance, and if I really needed you to be here I’d just call you and you’d come, and you knew I’d do the same. I still think that, and I think I’m right.

    Now for the news.

    Buried my sister Grace’s daughter Wednesday, age 47, lung cancer. Poor girl had a hard life, her first husband died of some genetic disorder, they had two kids, neither lived past 18, died of same damn thing, whatever it was.

    Steve is recuperating nicely from having his prostate removed.

    My one austrolorpe hen disappeared a month or so ago, couldn’t find her remains. She showed up a few days ago with 3 chicks.

    That’s why I don’t write much, I don’t have much to say.

    Your friend,

    I suppose what I’m saying is that friends aren’t friends if we burden them with our expectations. Probably that’s not all I’m saying.

  13. Jasmine M Johnson says:

    What a great blog. I really enjoyed reading this, with it’s simple and truthful message. We need reminders like this every now again. I particularly loved the part in the last paragraph which says ‘Being friendly is contagious …………………………. so start an epidemic.’ Fantastic! I’m with you on this mission.

  14. kathy says:

    Really nice blog. The format is very attractive. I agree that friends are a gift from God.

  15. Friends truly are gifts from God! Enjoyed your blog! Thanks so much for visiting mine! Be blessed!

  16. Danlrene says:

    love this. I always say we should love “in spite of” not “because of” what our friends do. Learning to talk…really talk is hard for we have to realize we all have our own definitions on words and what we say may not be what another person hears. :)

  17. Heidi says:

    Great post Michael! I think in today’s world people in general get so hung with living the utopic life. Everyone wants to look like they HAVE all the great stuff. Sadly, we bring this attitude and ideal into friendship. I love my friends, and I always make a conscious effort to go to them when I know they can offer me support. They’re not just good drinking buddies ya know?

  18. Coach Sue says:

    I’m am blessed to have many friends that have been me through thick & thin. Through breast cancer too. Most notably I have 6 friends that were my college roommates; that’s over 25 years of friendship right there. Love your thought process.

  19. I think you’ve inspired a future blog post for the future. I hope you don’t mind.

  20. Tonia says:

    Am really challenged by this quote “Reach out, try a little kindness and brighten someone’s life every day”. Its really a call for action God has called us to do. Great post keep it up.

  21. kathy says:

    Michael,

    I just reread this post in light of a friendship in my life. She is a lovely and delightful person but it is not a 2 way street. It is always others giving and her receiving. This is not honest or fair to either party. Giving is a blessing just as it is sometimes a blessing to receive. Letting someone stay in a one way friendship is not fair to either person. There may be times to move on if it never becomes a 2 way street.

    Blessings,
    Kathy

  22. Thanks, Michael for visiting me at The Soul Reporter- and liking my post. Nice to visit you here. I just watched a video today from Pema Chodron. She offered the buddhist teaching of having unconditional friendship for ourselves. There is such freedom in this. Everything comes from within, so why not begin there.

    namaste.
    Nikki

  23. Anne la Banane says:

    Thank you for liking my post :) Your quotes on friendship are really insightful and made me think of my own friends and just how much they’ve been there for me.

  24. Friendship is God’s hand on man’s shoulder! There’s nothing more assuring than knowing you have a true friend. Thanks for the reminder!

  25. WOW…just wow!! This left me speechless! This is so true and I can’t even begin to express the appreciation I have for my friends who fit all of these quotes:) Well done Michael! Thank you for the beautiful illustration of what friendship should be! :)

  26. This is awesome, very powerful and oh, so, true! Great post!

  27. soapsbyleon says:

    “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
    and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

    May I quote you? This is a good description of my dad helping my mom through Alzheimer. What a champion lover! I never appreciated the depth of his love for her until I saw him love her when she was unable to give any response. She was extremely valuable to him even though he had become a stranger to her. He knew the “song in her heart” and “sang it back to her when she had forgotten the words.”

  28. Blogging just became so much fun! Reading posts like this one,I don’t joke with any of my relationships,but it seems most of them don’t give plenty darn about me,I learn everyday………great Job!……I like that you’re an over achiever as me,I should start to ask people why they do so little too. Thumbs*

  29. ronaldc93 says:

    Michael,

    Awesome post! I agree friendship is contagious, we should all try to start this epidemic an make an impact on the world!

  30. spokkeltjie says:

    Lol Michael, looks like we are on the same page!

  31. love the blog…:) keep up the good work. Yes friendship is a hard thing for many for facebook has many convinced that those 564 “friends” are real friends. If we have one “HEART” friend in our life, we are blessed, We will have many casual friends and even more acquaintances but heart friends are rare. :)

  32. clariice says:

    How true! We cant have too many friends – else it will be hard to focus and give that special little attention.
    Keep up the flow!

  33. 237blessed says:

    This is a very moving post. It is true that real friends are the type who are invested in you, and you are invested in, in turn. Yes, you should be able to bare your soul to such a friend.
    Sadly I have yet to find such a friend in this world. Though I have the truest of friends beyond. God bless.

  34. I love the quotes in the middle. I feel like those are life lessons and mottos that everyone should know. :) Thank you for sharing that!

  35. My Musings says:

    This is a wonderful post and so true. The term friendship is oftrntimes trivialized and that’s why the expectations and disappointments. People are looking to get rather than give. True friendship doesn’t need gestures and symbols, when you look for your friend he/she will be there always, whether you have been in touch or not. It’s a meeting of the hearts without expectations and conditions. Also, thank you for visiting and liking my blog.

  36. mjray926 says:

    Great post! It’s inspiring, really!

  37. exiledstar says:

    This is really relevant for me today. I have given a lot of support to my friends but lately it seems I don’t get much in return. People are busy with their own lives, yes, but it doesn’t take much time out of your day to say something encouraging to a friend.

  38. Hey! Thank you so much for finding my blog! And now I am so glad to have found yours. i will definitely add you to my blog roll!

  39. Samuel Turner says:

    Thanks for finding my blog and introducing me to yours. Your writing on friendship is well thought out and genuine. I appreciate a good blog… this is a great one. Hope to see and read more from you later. Peace and blessings!

  40. danroberson says:

    Excellent blog. Friends are hard to keep unless time and care are invested. Many truths are in this post. Thanks for sharing.

  41. John says:

    Very good post, Michael; some wise thoughts and quotes. I especially like this one and have found it to be very true:

    “Friendship with oneself is all important,
    because without it
    one cannot be friends
    with anyone else in the world.”

    If one is not able to be a friend to oneself and guide and encourage and be kind and decent to oneself, then one won’t be able to do it (at least not for any sustained period) for another. Instead, if a person is hurt inside, they will tend to pass that hurt onto others and hurt others (“Hurt people hurt people”—from the motion picture “Greenberg”). Whatever we are inside, is ultimately what we will offer others—either our goodness and love and wisdom (the gift of our best self), or our pain and badness and dishonesty/lies and pathology and hurt (what’s worst in us). As we are, so too are our relationships.

    I wrote/blogged about much of this today— http://realtruelove.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/why-marriages-and-long-term-relationships-succeed-or-fail/

    Thanks again for the excellent post, Michael, and for stopping by my other blog!

    John

  42. mapassion5 says:

    Thank you for liking my post. I really enjoyed reading your post about friendship. I believe that friendship is a gift of god. Sometime you don’t know how it started and how you are friend with this person. of course there will be bumps along the way. yes the reality is that we should talk about the matter, forgive and forget in a bling of eye. You have lifted my soul. I love the post really made me think deep. Stay blessed

  43. Well done Michael. I really like all of the quotes you pulled in. I have many friends but none better than my husband.

  44. I love that this was one of the three recommended reads provided by WordPress. I love this, and am thankful I had the chance to read it . . . not, of course, that the impact stops at the reading!

  45. Dearest Michael, what an absolute joy to read your “Friendship is a Two Way Street.” I’m tweeting about it, as it is so very special.

    Michael, I thank you kindly for your life mission!

    Sincerely, Pamela

  46. well thought-out post!
    ‘perhaps our lives should not be so harried so much so that we do not have the time to be genuinely friendly…’ i liked that

  47. You have so many wonderful quotes and insightful reminders in this post…thank you so much… kathy

  48. Thanks for LIKING my poem! And what a timely, beautiful theme for your post… something everyone would be thinking about, especially perhaps at this time of the year. The concept of family and friendship.

  49. Michael Keep it up, You are very inspiring to many people! Good on you!
    Cheers & Here’s to Health!
    Jean-Michel.

  50. katyarich says:

    I love your blog, and this post is so beautiful that I don’t have words to say….just congratulations for the inspiration…….Have a great week…..saludos…katyarich

  51. I enjoyed reading your post on friendship. I think a friend is, indeed, important to have. I think that sometimes life changes friendships for a variety of reasons. You have brought to mind a poem I had read on friendship. I will have to find it and post it as I think it gives another prospective on the word.
    Nicely written ..
    ISadora

  52. The post is great. It touched my heart, so much so that I’m copying and pasting (and leaving the link to your blog) so I can share such wise words with my followers. I hope that this is okay. If not, I’ll be glad to take it down. Donna

    http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

  53. flyoverhere says:

    I have been married to my best friend for forty-five years and it is the best feeling in the world! Thanks for the post!

  54. Emily He says:

    This is a GREAT post Michael!!!!!!! It’s definitely something people–myself included–need to hear!

  55. I think the best advice I ever got was to try to be the type of friend I wanted. If I was wishing that someone would call me – I should pick up the phone. Great reminder – thank you.

  56. Okay so i have a quote document i keep on my laptop. & whenever i find a quote i like, i add it, single spaced, to my document (now, 82 pages…) By now, there aren’t many new quotes i find, or at least not as often as i used to. I just added about half of these quotes. I so needed this. you’re right, to have a friend, you need to be one! thanks

  57. Bill Howdle says:

    This is just a totally awesome post, I thank you for sharing it with us.
    Bill

  58. Olive Twist says:

    Thanks for this post, which is so uplifting and proactive. Thanks also for visiting my blog and enjoying it. Peace be with you.

  59. Julie Wise says:

    Love the quotes about friendship, Michael. Thanks for the inspiration, and for visiting my blog. All the best!

    • Michael says:

      Hi Julie, Welcome to “Have A Dream.” Thanks for leaving your thought behind and do come back again. Warmest Wishes. !!!

  60. I have to share this post. I’m reading it at exactly the moment I need to be. Two friends of mine who are life-long friends are needing a reminder that I love them. They have been, and are, such a big part of my happiness. Thanks, Michael!

    • Michael says:

      Hi Kimberly, Welcome and Thank You for sharing this post. You must be a very kind and loving person. Meanwhile, have a great day, a great week, a great month and a great year in 2012. Kind regards and God Bless.

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  62. Mike Fisk says:

    Good friends can change the world. Imagine what would have happened if Barnabas avoided making friends with Paul! Thanks for the post Michael. Great insight.
    Mike

  63. literary lew says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Hope you drop in again!

  64. What a beautiful and absolutely true post about friendship being a two way street! Thank you for checking out Pondered Thoughts.

    All good things,
    Charina

  65. I cant tell you how much I love this one, and I had to post this because we have said virtually exactly the same thing, and other thingssssss but in very different and similar ways!. You have captured it beautfully and entertainingly, I’d love to know your thoughts on my take on friendship, (please dont feel obliged mind!), Here goes my 2nd attempt at actually linking a bloody thing ;) I’m with you, friends and family are my most treasured gifts in life! Spangly job again Michael, I love your blog, thanks for visiting me and leading me to this ere wisdom of yours!

    http://littlebeut333.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/my-friends-my-loves-my-onion-lovin-trainers/

    Ok the linkage failed (shocker) but here’s the URL! Getting there with this complicated IT Poooop! Over and Oot

  66. Ah ha, I see the magic computer has transformed into a link after posting! you learn something new everyday! Bilge spillage on your page over ;) sorry! Dawny

  67. Love, love, love it……

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  69. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
    and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

    I loved this comment. There are times that you lose the song in your heart and a friend can assist God in putting it back.

    Blessings,
    Kathy

  70. montysayers says:

    Hi Michael, trust you are well, just want to say have a great weekend.

  71. orples says:

    I think the test of a true friend is revealed in those few people that hang around when you deserve them the least. People who really know you, and take the good with the bad, and forgive your humanity. Anybody can be your friend during the good times, it is the bad times that reveal the truth. Like you said, it is a two-way street and if you want a true friend, you have to be a true friend. This was a very insightful and thought provoking post. Good job, Mike.

  72. This is phenomenal!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  73. anthonywdaniell says:

    Hello and thank you, cool blog have a nice day regards Anthony.

  74. xboissiere says:

    Great post and love the quotes.

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  76. April says:

    Yes, friendship is a two-way street! It is also to remember to practice GRACE with ALL people. Loved this post!

  77. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Awesome post, by the way. I loved the title ‘Friendship is a two-way street’.
    Very creative :)

    • Michael says:

      Hi, Welcome to “Have A Dream,” and for leaving your thoughts behind. Hope you liked what you found here. Have a great day. !!!

  78. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    Perhaps, our lives should not be so harried so much so that we do not have the time to be genuinely friendly. Reach out, try a little kindness and brighten someone’s life every day. And you will soon realize how special a little focussed attention can make you feel.

    I LOVE THIS THOUGHT. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER.

  79. Justin says:

    Almost exactly the sentiment that I shared with a true friend yesterday. Well put.

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  81. miss toy says:

    Friends are G*D gift

  82. bigron42 says:

    There was an old man from East End,
    He didn’t have even one friend;
    His life was so weary,
    And often most teary,
    But, he didn’t want change in that trend.

    Compliments of Humorous Interludes

  83. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
    and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” I love love love that quote! thanks!

  84. shetraces says:

    This resonated with me: “As true happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.”
    Thanks.

  85. MIchael,

    Great post. In the pursuit of things and status many people forget the importance of friendship. Here’s a quote you might like which I think is very true. “It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others.”

    Thanks.

  86. bigron42 says:

    I’m just a guy with a limerick reply…

    A friend is a friend is a friend,
    We like those who stay to the end;
    They’re loyal and kind,
    A truly rare find,
    They’re someone we really commend.

    Compliments of Humorous Interludes

  87. Pete Hulme says:

    Hi, Michael.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. If you hadn’t I would’ve missed this great post. The quotes are brilliant. I’ll be back to read more when I have time.

    All the best,

    Pete

  88. chouxbear says:

    Michael. I love your post. My husband, Victor has a lifelong friend who was very willing to play host to our (then) 12 year old son on a 3 week trip to Germany. Shortly after this visit, his friend became seriously ill.

    It was extremely gratifying to me to know and be able to completely trust this man, in a foreign country with one of my children. He is the kind of dependable, wonderful friend who asks nothing but gives anything. He sponsored Chandler, paid for his up front expenses and hosted him without question and purely on the basis of Victor’s relationship with him.

    True friendships are a rare and wonderful gift. Those who are blessed enough to have even one or two such lifelong relationships should cherish them.

    When I was a child I read a book, and at the end was a short poem

    “Don’t walk in front of me – I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me – I may not lead
    Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

  89. orples says:

    You always come up with the ‘friendliest’ posts, Michael. I suspect in person, you are a wonderful friend to all who cross your path.

  90. Coach Sue says:

    Hi Michael
    I’ve tagged you in a blog Tag the Question. Trying to pay it forward.

  91. Beautifully Put, Michael!!

    God Love You ♥

  92. Annie says:

    Moms-they say the darndest things, but this one, I’ve found to be globally true. “You have to be a friend to have a friend…” and that feeds right into your statement about taking friends for granted. DON’T EVER. A good friend is one for life; a friendly acquaintance will be there when the getting’s good!

  93. Annie says:

    Reblogged this on LUPUS CHRONICLES and commented:
    When we have ANY chronic illness, we may feel so isolated due to our physical limitations; we aren’t able to do the things we did in years past. We may have friends and neighbors locally; or online, friends we may ‘meet’ in online support groups and utilize ‘Skype’ to communicate face to face. We don’t have to feel as alone and having friends decreases the stress that may cause our flares

    But one word of caution: these are newfound friends; we need to take caution by focusing every conversation on what ails us!

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  95. Md. Alsanda says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by )

  96. Marty says:

    What a tribute to you Michael. 300 likes and how many responses, incredible

    Quite a following and confirmation of the goodness you share

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Marty. I am truly grateful to all of you for the consistent support. Jave a beautiful weekend and God Bless.

  97. Where are you Michael? Just curious. You are certainly using the gift God has given you. Thank you.

  98. Annie says:

    Michael, a beautiful description of a TRUE friend. Some friends seem true for a few years then people grow apart. But the TRUE friend never allows distance to overcome a friendship. Like any relationship, it needs nurturing and to have a friend, YOU HAVE TO BE A FREIND!

  99. cestarr says:

    Friends are indeed a precious gift. What would we do without them? Thanks for being a friend, stopping by my blog and liking my latest post. I appreciate it!

  100. Sajib says:

    Unfortunately, though, not many people treat the street as two way.

  101. StHaelRazor says:

    They should teach this to kids in school…where I learned to be a loner so that I would be detached enough so that I could care enough to be a true friend. Great post…thank you, Michael

  102. I Love It! Words of wisdom to a lifetime of friendship…

  103. Great post, Michael. I loved some of the quotes you chose. Made me think about how grateful I am for the friends in my life. And thanks for dropping by my blog today!

    • Michael says:

      Hey Heather,

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a word for me. Nice to note that you loved some of the quotes. You have a great day and looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards !!!

  104. amphomma says:

    Thanks for reading and liking my post “What I Like About Strep Throat”. I enjoyed reading about your blog and your post about friendship. True friends are blessings indeed. Keep writing!

    • Michael says:

      Welcome to “Have A Dream” Many thanks for leaving a word behind. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, keep smiling and be happy 😃

  105. bellesogni says:

    Very nice and very true!

  106. Wild Crazy Cool! I love it . . . “so start an epidemic . . .” How powerful – a total expression of the abundance in our lives and the rejuvenating awareness of the value of gratitude and appreciation for those around us!

  107. I have never had friends just not been one for making friends…………lol Now that I have said that I will tell you this was a great post and so bloody true there are just so many people who take and give nothing back…………..and wonder why their friendships don’t last……………

  108. Thanks for liking my post! Best to you Michael.

  109. Thanks for the attendance in our Blog.
    A good week, greeting Wolfgang

  110. for a person, who values relationships a lot, i loved this post! :)

  111. Sydney Fong says:

    Hey, I strongly agree,friendship must be both way, and I am glad that I have a few true good friend, not many but is enough, and hope everyone in the world understand the meaning of friend

  112. Brett says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Michael, and liking my last post at Backyard Philosophy and thanks for sharing your beautiful words here. I’ve been meaning to write an essay on friendship. Personally, it’s one of the most important things in my life.

    Keep writing!

    Cheers,
    Brett

    • Michael says:

      Hi Brett, Welcome and thanks for the kind words. I agree, friendship is an important thing in life. I look forward to hearing more of your voice in the near future. Regards !!!

  113. bigfem says:

    wooooooow! thoroughly worth every minute spent reading it. Thanks for this post, Mike!

  114. bigfem says:

    Reblogged this on mytotsmymind and commented:
    WORTH READING! Are you my friend?

  115. Anne Wingate says:

    I like your blog’s name. Did you think of it because of that song from South Pacific? You’ve got to have a dream; if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? Furthermore, if you don’t have a dream, you are going to be a miserable person. I have just turned 69 and I have a good many maladies, but I still have some dreams too.

    • Michael says:

      (LOL) First and foremost, welcome and thanks for visiting. When I started this blog, I wanted name that is easy to click and everyone can relate to it. Here, I encourage people to have dreams and lift them in my postings. I wish you enjoyed reading some of my posts. Regards 😊

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  117. sakuraandme says:

    Hi Michael! thanks for checking out my blog.
    Your post is sooo true! We get busy and one day flows into the next…it’s easier to loose friends than to keep them. I hold those dear to me and make a point of keeping contact, even it’s just a quick hello! x

  118. naddy26 says:

    Very Nice and touching article :) Truly feast for the day

  119. Very true. :-) May I add one more trait? A true friend will also cry with you.

    • Michael says:

      Hi, Welcome and thanks for the share. I love what you just mentioned, “A true friend will also cry with you.” Most probably. you may have that experience. Congratulations. You are very lucky. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards !!!

  120. Michael this is lovely. True friendships are rare indeed, to have someone by your side through ‘thick & thin’ to share your joys & your sorrows, to laugh & to cry with you. It’s not till we get a little older dare I say wiser that friendships take on a different meaning. I have my best friends with girlfriends – I have my best friend with my partner. Friendships like any relationships take a bit of effort… Solid friends are those that though you may not be in contact for a while you can phone say ‘how are you’ & it feels like you had only contacted them yesterday. Well done and thank you so much for liking my posts – it seems you have read quite a few! :-)

  121. Loved it Michael – great read – wouldn’t have found it if you hadn’t stumbled across my blog.

  122. liveincolor says:

    I couldn’t agree more! In this age of social media, true friendship is becoming an anomoly.

  123. Dianna says:

    I really needed to read this post. Struggling with friends in my own personal life, or rather with people I thought were friends, its nice to read the encouragement and inspiration!

  124. J.C.V. says:

    Great blog, it is true that in life the meaningful things like friendship can be taken for granted.

  125. Justine says:

    ‘Reach out, try a little kindness and brighten someone’s life every day. And you will soon realize how special a little focussed attention can make you feel.’ – It works. Thanks!

  126. sistertosister53 says:

    I love this Michael…this is so true…One has to reach out…it does start with ourselves, there is a receiving and a giving of one self. and we should never allow a disagreement build into a broken friendship. Thank you for sharing this. Agape! Thank you for your friendship. :)

  127. Ray says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for continuing to view and “like” our (Patty and Ray) blog “Today’s Enlightenment”. I continue tp look forward to yours.

    Ray Gough

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