Values Education Theme of September 3rd 2014: Friendship
Friendship is one of the most beautiful things on Earth. Good friends are crucial to share our thoughts and happiness, and also to aid us in times of sadness…
Friendship is a flower that needs to be nurtured. Over a period of time, friendship blossoms and makes your life fragrant with love and energy. And should you need a shoulder to lean on, friendship provides you with a strong one.
7 colors make a rainbow, 7 chords make music, 7 days make a week, 7 continents make a world and 7 beautiful letters make us FRIENDS.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - Faithful to you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.
Seven Qualities of a Good Friend:
- Take a genuine interest in others.
- Be a giver, not a taker.
- Be loyal.
- Be a positive person.
- Appreciate the differences in others.
- Build on common interests.
- Be open, honest, and real.
- “A faithful friend is a powerful shelter he who finds one finds a treasure”. (Sirach 6:14)
- “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran
- “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.” – Socrates
- “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford
- “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allow you to grow.” – William Shakespeare
- “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln
- “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but reinforces your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”- William Arthur Ward
- “It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to be friend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the perfect example of true religion. The other is mere business.” - Mahatma Gandhi
- “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha
- “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’.
- Fr James Kozhimala