20 October 2009

Friendships in Times of Fear

One of the best ways to help dispel your fears is to reach out to a good friend. Not those fair weathered friends, but a true friend. Sometimes just talking things out helps you to come to a rational conclusion about something. What is true friendship? Here are a few reminders.

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile...it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration." ~ Pearl S. Buck

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief." ~ Joseph Addison

When in fear and doubt, give a shout out to a true friend. That’s what friends are for!
Coach Carolyn

2 comments:

Plaisirs Simples said...

amen Carolyn.
I'd have to say I truly agree with this whole article.
i think one who listens to their own mind is lost...like me..
i hope to be found again..
Im preparin to be a genuine friend and hope to find one of those soon!

Carolyn D. Townes, SFO said...

Thanks, Plaisirs! And I believe you will do quite well in that area! Thanks for your comment.
~ Coach Carolyn