True Meaning of Friendship - Heartfelt
The true meaning of friendship differs for each of us. But we all agree on one thing: What a great gift a true, loyal, loving friend is.
Here's a short poem, it's one of the friendship quotes you'll find here, that a friend sent me on Thanksgiving: I Wrote Your Name
I wrote your name on a piece of paper,
but by accident I threw it away.
I wrote your name on my hand,
but it washed away.
I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves whispered it away.
I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay.
What do you want to learn about the true meaning of friendship?
Do you want to know how to create lifetime friendships for yourself?
Would you like to teach your kids the skills of making and keeping friends?
Here's an excellent poem The True Meaning of Friendship.
What are the qualities it takes for the true meaning of friendship to show itself?
Friends are one of the most rewarding parts of our lives.
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson
- need friends,
- want friends,
- seek friends to share our inner most pains and heartaches, as well as joys and happinesses.
Here I showed you beginning steps on how to make and keep friends.
Now, let’s deepen our understanding a bit.
One of the most important skills you need in turning ordinary friendships into the true meaning of friendship is to know how to listen.
You must listen to your friend quietly and calmly, peacefully and sometimes silently.
You also need to know how to ask questions about what your friend says to you, that’s another reason listening is so important.
And oftentimes, you have to read between the lines and discover what your friend isn’t saying to truly grasp her particlular situation.
Friends offer us the chance to be truly ourselves, to be who we are, without having to pretend or wear the masks we often wear to hide our true identity.
The real meaning of friendship is something each of us must learn if we’re to have relationships that make us feel whole and happy, peaceful and joyous.
Once you learn how to make and keep friends, it’s a skill you have for a lifetime.
"There is a Miracle called Friendship that dwells within the heart ..." Author Unknown, from The Miracle of Friendship
Can you see why and how important it is to grasp the meaning of friendship at an early age?
- improve social skills,
- deepen communication skills,
- increase employment possibilities, will be a great marriage partner, a dependable employee, lots of things you may not have thought about.
However, to be a great friend to another you must begin by being a great friend to yourself.
And until you learn the power of self love (not selfishness, arrogance, or pure self interest at the expense of others) you won’t succeed with establishing and maintaining friendships.
Friendship Childrens Books
Follow this link for a few
friendship books for children.
I created an excellent book that helps young kids, ages 6-9, deepen their friendship making and keeping skills.
Here are sample pages from the
Friendship Unit Study.
Here's a discussion about the
importance of friendship,
which complements the key components about the true meaning of friendship.