on Thursday, July 9, 2009

I've been thinking on what that means...a 'friend'. It seems there are many definitions for that word. How does one define something that means so many different things? I think that the english language lets us down on words like 'friend' and 'love'. Its just too vague! True friends are a treasure in this life...when does someone qualify for that honoured title?

Time itself is the only judge wise enough to bestow that honour. Only time will sift the true from the plastic, eventually revealling the motives and character of those we trust to call friends. So the lesson is this I guess: don't trust too soon. Guard your heart well, understanding that human beings are by nature frail.

If you need a friend, be one. If you need love, be love to those around you. And when you find a true friend; one who is still there after your own frailties have been revealled..be thankful. And faithful. True friends deserve true friendship in return.


on Thursday, January 8, 2009

Think about it long and hard, and you'll realize that relationships are the most precious things we have. So how come we don't spend a commensurate amount of time on keeping them healthy and growing? Once you're on your death bed, it's a little too late to start thinking of your loved ones. Sure, it's easy to get too busy with life and the daily grind to factor in special maintenance, but relationships start to go off the rails when they are neglected or taken for granted. Doing a special little something for special people in your life can be a daily habit like watering a plant. Here's some ideas: send an sms, buy a small gift, a genuine compliment, an email, a phone call, a longer hug than usual, a date, a dinner invite, a tickle , a surprise, a shared joke, a chat, a favour done, make the bed, pick a flower, spend a little time on a walk, a game, dunno...you fill in the blank! Well, that's enough. I'm sure you can think of more...