We have to make room in our lives for people who may sometimes disappoint or exasperate us. If we hold our friends to a standard of perfection, or if they do that to us, we will end up far lonelier than we want to be. – Harold Kushner
Great visual reminder of Maya Angelou’s great insight about communications: “People don’t always remember what you say or even what you do But they do remember how you made them feel.”
A good companion is someone you spend time with when you want to have a good time. True friend is someone you want to be with when you’ve had a bad time. It’s great when they are the same person. – Michael Josephson
“Don’t make someone a priority who thinks of you as an option.” – Michael Josephson
Friendship is no big thing It’s a million little things
Be careful what you say. Words can really hurt. You’re much more likely to regret what you say more than what you didn’t say.
WHEN DIVORCE OR BREAK-UP DISRUPTS YOUR LIFE Forgive me if I don’t miss you, I’m glad you were in my life; Our best times will always be a part of me, but
Toxic relationships make us unhappy today and cast a shadow on tomorrow. They corrupt out attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine
Love cannot be caught, like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just
DON’T CHASE LOVE. Love cannot be caught like an unwilling butterfly. Nobody loves you just because you want them to. Nobody loves you just because you ask them to. When love comes , it comes on its own wings . Be patient.
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Some say that “love hurts.” That’s not so. Love feels good. What hurts is loneliness, rejection and envy. It’s losing love that hurts. hurts. Allowing ourselves to love makes us vulnerable, but those who avoid love to avoid
Life coach Cheryl Richardson describes six types of toxic qualities in people. The Blamer: This person likes to hear his own voice. He constantly complains about what isn’t working in his life, and yet gets energy from complaining and dumping his frustrations on you. The Drainer: This is the needy person who calls to ask for your guidance, support, information, advice or …
Protect yourself from “emotional vampires,” people who suck you or the room dry of cheer or optimism. Look out for workmates, family members, even friends who consistently bring you down or drain your energy with endless complaining or relentless criticism. Seek out the people who bring out the best in you and be sure that you are not someone else’s …
Consider how much more you suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. — Marcus Antonius
Observations about advice: 1) Proverb: “To be successful is to follow the advice you give to others.” Why are we so much smarter, more sensible, and stronger when we are dealing with problems of others? 2) Samuel Coleridge: “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” Giving …