When we met, I'd never thought,
You'd end up being a friend, I'd like a lot.
But as it seems, you and me,
Have a lot in common, that was the key.
Our interest pushed us in the same direction,
Then we realized, we had a connection.
Good thing this happened as we may not have known,
How close we'd become, and how friendship is shown.
You My Friend You, my friend, demonstrate the Art of Friendship in all you do. What is the Art of Friendship?
Read the thought written by Wilferd Peterson:
The first step in the art of friendship is to be a friend; then making friends takes care of itself.
To be a friend a man should start by being a friend to himself, by being true to his highest and best and by aligning himself with the enduring values of human life that make for growth and progress.
To be a friend a man should strive to be "like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land," to be a source of refuge and strength to those who walk in the darkness.
To be a friend a man should believe in the inherent goodness of men and in their potential greatness; he should treat men in a big spirit, expectant of a noble response.
To be a friend a man should strive to lift people up, not cast them down, to encourage, not discourage; to set an example that will be an inspiration to others.
To be a friend a man should be sensitively responsive to the dreams and aims of others and should show sincere appreciation for the contributions others make to the enrichment of his life.
To be a friend a man should practice the companionship of silence and the magic words that his speech may build and not destroy, help and not hinder.
To be a friend a man should close his eyes to the faults of others and open them to his own.
To be a friend a man should not attempt to reform or reprimand, but should strive only to make others happy if he can.
To be a friend a man should be himself, he should be done with hypocrisy, artificiality and pretense; he should meet and mingle with people in quiet simplicity and humility.
To be a friend a man should be tolerant, he should have an understanding heart and forgiving nature, knowing that all men stumble now and then, and that he who never made a mistake never accomplished anything.
To be a friend a man should join hands with all people who are working for great principles, great purpose and great cause; he should put his shoulder to the wheel to help achieve common goals.
To be a friend a man should go more than halfway in his contacts with his fellow men; he should greet others first and not wait to be greeted; he should radiate a spirit of overflowing good will.
To be a friend a man should remember that we are human magnets; that like attracts like, and that what we give we get.
To be a friend a man should recognize that the art of friendship is a lifetime study, that no man knows all the answers, and that he should add each day to his knowledge of how to live the friendly way.