The Spirit of Friendship

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
Nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship.
It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to you
When you discover that someone else believes in you,
And is willing to trust you with a friendship.”   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote.  True friendships not only inspire us, they encourage us to remain true to our authentic selves.

Surround yourself with those who believe in you, trust in you, and return the same.

Be inspired. In spirit. In friendship.

4 thoughts on “The Spirit of Friendship

  1. I have found through my years that a handful of GOOD friends are worth more than a crowd of those who never seem to have the time to stop and say: “how are you doing”. My friend Cynthia, you are one GOOD friend who always smiles, listens and encourages. Spirit put you in my life and I am grateful every day for that. Stay true to yourself dear one and follow your own “good-red-road”.

  2. And THANK YOU, Raven, for being a GOOD friend in the truest sense. I’m filled with gratitude for YOU. Blessings, dear one, and check your POB next week…there may be a little s’prise heading your way, my fellow fish:) xoxo

  3. Hello Cynthia, I met you through FB and love your spirit of kindness and love. The world is civilized in infinite ways because of spirits like yours. Though I haven’t met you in person I do feel a kinship with you because of what you have posted on your website here. I especially appreciate your post here about The Spirit of Friendship. There’s so much here to read that informs. Thank you so much!
    Dean Woodman Short
    Tucson, AZ

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