Tag Archives: friends

How do I recognize a friend?

Well first, I love his company. I look forward To seeing him anon. I am enriched By spending time with him. And when confused, I wonder what he’d say. When happy, With him I share my joy. When he’s in … Continue reading

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Reflections on a friendship…

At a cottage by a lake on the Precambrian shield we four longtime friends spent this weekend together.    Raising our children, we sometimes even lived in the same neighbourhood.  Over the years, we shared many concerns, cheers and tears.   Now … Continue reading

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Lost friends #2

Seems to me there’s a lesson learned with each lost friend – as with all of life’s significant experiences. When the friendship is lost through death, there are perhaps different types of lessons, but they are there for the plucking … Continue reading

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Lost friends #1

There’s a ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’ saying I like: “We grow too soon old, and too late smart”.  And of course we never stop hearing “Hindsight is 20/20”.  We’re all familiar with the idea that we can’t seem to gather up any … Continue reading

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My latest “Aha!” moment arrived the other morning when I passed a neighbor/friend in the street.   If I had been paying attention, I would have noticed his body language: definitely down.   As we passed each other, he asked how I … Continue reading

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Note to a friend #2

You act.  Act like a totally confident expert.  Act like someone who isn’t afraid of anything or anyone.  Act like someone who has no vulnerabilities. If this is the way you want to be, then what you need is an … Continue reading

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Note to a friend #1

I get the sense that – like me – you are triggered to feel like an embarrassed child when someone is giving you information – as if you feel somehow that you “should already know” it, so you feel inadequate, … Continue reading

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