Friendship … A Great Elixir for Happiness!


“The thing about shared friendships is the absolute love that flows from within and without one’s own heart. No exceptions. It just is.” ~ Plh

*Friendship, the ties that bind us ~ one to another ~ cannot be overstated. Every single one of us needs friends. Every single one of us needs to be a friend – to as many as is feasible. At a distance or close up, it makes not a difference. A friend is a friend is a friend.

Being a true friend is caring, encouraging, making a difference – as you can – where it counts. And there is always room in our hearts for another friend, always.

But I have no friends“, you say. Then go help someone in need. Step out of your own, self imposed but lonely, comfort zone. Help several someones, but help because you want to. Set no conditions, no requirements and you’ll discover friendship along the way.

And as friends come along, nurture these relationships. Share, care and be there! Some will become true friendships.

Know there are those who will use your friendship by taking advantage of your good will. Do not be discouraged for they do not really understand.

Help others as you can with good intent. They will be the ones who decide the direction your friendship will take.

Always remember … “a friend in need is a friend indeed” – Be there!

*Also an additional bonus: It greatly increases the potential for giving and receiving caring hugs! And today hugs are needed more than ever!

I had written this post a year ago and decided to share it once again (with a few changes). Thanks for stopping by, hoping your weekend is going well for you.

With affection,
~ Penny

18 thoughts on “Friendship … A Great Elixir for Happiness!

  1. Friendships are awesome. Having friends all across the globe, I feel so blessed. Mind you, it would be nice if I had a few more within touching distance 🙂

  2. I’ve discovered that there are “categories” for friends. I try not to expect a friend to be “everything” to me. For example, I have tennis friends, friends from when I grieved, friends from my past, friends from when my children were growing up, and friends from blogging. I don’t expect my tennis friends to understand about grief. Everyone fulfills a different need for me and I appreciate all of those connections!

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