Posted by Anees Ur Rahman at 5:58 AM
“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted by Anees Ur Rahman at 5:46 AM
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Friday, April 1, 2011Posted by Anees Ur Rahman at 6:53 AM
Monday, September 6, 2010Posted by Anees Ur Rahman at 2:53 PM
True, loyal and faithful friends are indeed our prized possession supposed to be treasured forever. Their friendship is timeless and eternal. “For without friends,” Aristotle says, “no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” Good friends are two bodies with one soul.
Regrettably and ironically, genuine friendship is hard to be found in our materialistic world where money and personal gains are considered as yardsticks or criteria for having friends. All the folk tales, stories, great sermons extolling the virtues and setting great standard of friendship seem to have lost their core meaning in our present age. The ideal friendshiphas been confined to books only. Its significance is reduced to nothingness in our jet-set age, where moral values are blurred and eclipsed by greed, avarice, self-aggrandizement, faithlessness and some other social evils and vices.
Friendship is a noble quality. We hate to lose or deprive ourselves of this great and wonderful possession of ours. We are all supposed to make sincere effort to keep friendship alive for our own sake. Remember, Friends have no substitute, no match, no even money, nothing whatsoever. Following are some useful suggestions to keep friendship still valuable and worthwhile:
To have a friend, be a friend.
Never test your friend. He/she might not be in a position, though they wish to, to come up with your expectations because of their own problems and compulsions.
Be sincere with your friends. Your sincerity will win their hearts, and they will reciprocate your love, sincerity and devotion.
All friendships have their ups and downs. Learning to put aside disagreements makes companionship long-lasting.
There should be frankness among friends for self-revelation. One must take friend’s criticism as seriously as their expressions of admiration or praise.
Friends must show their unity, faithfulness and loyalty.
Friendship contains some trial, but true friendship endures the test and ever grows from it.
Friends give more than they expect to receive.
True friendship is timeless. Circumstances may, sometimes, fade or eclipse it, but it cannot be completely effaced.
Monday, July 13, 2009Posted by Anees Ur Rahman at 12:16 PM
Friendship is a cool feeling shared by two people with lots of care and affection... Friend is the only fellow who can be as close as anything and the only one with whom we can share everything... Even the things which we can't share with our Parents or even with our Family members.... My Friends are like my World and I never wish to loose any of them in my life....
Friendship, fellowship or companionship - call it by any name and it would signify the same beautiful relation that keeps the world going. Even love is born out of friendship. There may be many people in this world and many languages, religions.... But the word Friend..and its meaning will be universal, weather it be of a different religion, caste or Nationality.
The word "Friend" in many languages:
Albanian - mik