July 30 – Friendship

“Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” –– I have posted this quote twice this week.  I wanted to include it today since it’s about friendship.

“Friends are friends forever, if the Lord’s the Lord of them.  And a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end…” — words from a great song.

POD_July.30_FriendshipToday’s photo challenge is Friendship.

There are so many types of friends and friendship.  How do you capture this in a photo?

I decided to post a photo I took in 2006 at the beach of my niece and nephew.  They were sharing popsicles at sunset.

This is one of my favorite pictures I took that summer.  I think this shows the element of sharing and fun that friends have with each other.

I have friends from elementary school days, high school, as well as college, and I have newer friends who I worked with, who also write, and moms of Ian’s preschool buddies.

There is a saying that you can’t choose your family but can choose your friends.  I have been blessed to have a wonderful family and fabulous friends.

Here are a few quotes about friendship:

  • “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” — Douglas Pagels
  • Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.” – Robert Brault
  • “Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things.” — Author Unknown
  • “A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.” — Arnold H. Glasgow
  • “True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.” — Dave Tyson
  • “A friend accepts us we are yet helps us to be what we should.” — Author Unknown

I wonder if we can be the kind of friend that we’d like to have.  Here’s hoping we can!!