- POSTED ON: Jun 27, 2011


 i agree with Thomas Miller, who said:

"If you have one true friend, you have more than your share."

There are acquaintences, and there are friends.
These are not the same thing.

  What is friendship?

A friend is someone who you like, respect, and trust;
and who likes, respects and trusts you;

doesn’t always understand you;
but accepts and likes you as you are;
even as you grow and change.

A friend allows you the space to change, grow, make decisions, and even make mistakes;
listens to you and shares with you, both the good times and the bad times;
respects your need for confidentiality so you can tell them anything;
lets you freely express your feelings and emotions without judging, teasing, or criticizing.

A friend gives you good advice when you want and ask for it;
assists you in taking action that will help you feel better;
and works with you in difficult situations to figure out what to do next;
accepts your self-defined limitations and helps you to remove them.

A friend lets you help them when they need it.
You want to be with them,
but you aren’t obsessed about being with them.
A friend doesn’t ever take advantage of you.

Friendship is a continuing source of bonding, releasing, and creating
in yourself and with the other person. There is an emotional bond.
A good friend or supporter may or may not be your age or the same sex as you;
come from the same educational, cultural, or religious background;
or share interests that are similar to yours.

Friendships also have different depths;
some are closer to the heart, some more superficial
--but, whether they are real, true friends or merely acquaintances --

 all of these friend-type-relationships can be useful and good.

 How do you make friends? 
As Dale Carnegie said:

 "You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people, 
than you can in two years
by trying to get other people interested in you."

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On Jun 28, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I hope you holding your cat is a positive sign of continued healing with your wrist.

On Jun 28, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Yes, Karen it is. I had just finished shooting a video on my front deck, when my cat came up to me. I was able to pick her up...a task that is still a bit difficult for me.. and quickly made another short video. I am able to use my wrist and hand a bit more each day, and I feel hopeful that I will be able to make another cooking video in two or three weeks. BTW, a good way to see any of my "Words of Wisdom" videos that you might have missed is to watch them here in my RESOURCES section.

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