Everyone seemed to love the angel stories and I have been given three more examples so heartwarming, that I must share them. I will intermingle them with other stories. I have also received several requests to write about topics in My Uncle Charles Francis’ book, Words of Wisdom.
The first topic is Friendship…
Aristotle, (384 – 322 B.C.), a pupil of Plato, viewed friendship among the highest virtues, It was an essential element in a full, virtuous, and worthwhile life. For Aristotle, there were three kinds of friendship:
*Friendship of pleasure: two people are wonderfully happy in one another’s company.
**Friendship of utility: two people assist one another in everyday aspects of life.
***Friendship of virtue: two people mutually admire one another and will be on their best behavior in order not to jeopardize their relationship.
Victor Hugo, distinguished French writer and novelist, composed this analogy.
“My coat and I live comfortably together. It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, has moulded itself on my deformities, and is complacent to all my movements, and I only feel it’s presence because it keeps me warm. Old coats and old friends are the same thing.”
Oscar Wilde on Friendship…
Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900), the Irish poet, wit and dramatist, was a major literary talent in every way.
“If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit, But if a friend had a sorrow and refused to allow me to share it, I should feel it most bitterly.”
George Washington gave this advice to his nephew, Bushrod Washington in 1783…
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. Friendship is a plant of slow growth.”
I will add one simple thing I am trying harder to put into action.
In order to have a friend, you have to be a friend.
This topic was suggested by Valerie Halla, aka Lav…Here are a few photos of Val with her good friends. I’m not sure who she’s with in that third picture…