Quotes about Friendship

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Octavia Butler
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. – C.S. Lewis
I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. – Jon Katz
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. – Barbara Kingsolver
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. – Robert Brault
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. – Washington Irving
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em. – Shel Silverstein
Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that. – Ally Condie
Friends are the family you choose – Jess C. Scott
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury
Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next. – Dean Koontz
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. – Charles Lamb
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friendship that can end never really began – Publilius Syrus
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. – John Churton Collins
You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. – Laurence J. Peter
Every friendship travels at sometime through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. Your sense of each other darkens and your presence is sore. If you can come through this time, it can purify with your love, and falsity and need will fall away. It will bring you onto new ground where affection can grow again. – John O’Donohue
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie
Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends. – Virginia Woolf
The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? – Eugene Kennedy
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead. – Anna Cummins
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. – Buddha
It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. – Marlene Dietrich
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran
True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically. – Author Unknown (Internet, probably)
True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. — Albert Camus
True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson Gentry
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ― C.S. Lewis
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. – Alexander Dumas
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant. – Socrates
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. – Samuel Butler
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success. – Oscar Wilde
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. – Aristotle
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. – Arthur Brisbane
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. ― Linda Grayson


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Posted by on January 25, 2018 in - Quotes


The most magnificent trees on earth

A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food,
warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to
those who wield an axe to cut it down
” – Buddha.

There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special:

Lone Cypress in Monterey

The Lone Cypress Tree near Monterey is probably the most famous point along the 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.

Ashdown Forest, West Sussex, England

Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of tranquil open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated some 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, England.

General Sherman, National Park in California

General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. The famous trees of the Giant Forest are among the largest trees in the world. In fact, if measured by volume, five of the ten largest trees on the planet are located within this forest. At 11.1 meter (36.5 ft) along the base he General Sherman tree is the largest of them all. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.

Angel Oak: Charleston, South Carolina

The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be in excess of 400-500 years old, stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). From tip to tip Its longest branch distance is 187 ft.

 Arbol del Tule, Mexico

Árbol del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, is located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . It has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world although the trunk is heavily buttressed, giving a higher diameter reading than q true cross-sectional of the trunk. It is so large that it was originally thought to be multiple trees, but DNA tests have proven that it is only one tree. The tree is estimated to be between 1,200 and 3,000 years old.

American Elm: Central Park, New York

american-elm-2Ulmus americana, generally known as the American elm or, less commonly, as the white elm or water elm, is a species native to eastern North America, occurring from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. The American elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as −42 °C (−44 °F). Trees in areas unaffected by Dutch elm disease can live for several hundred years.

Boab Prison Tree, Australia

The Boab Prison Tree is a large hollow tree just south of Derby in Western Australia. It is reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a lockup for Indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing. In recent years a fence was erected around the tree to protect it from vandalism.

Wisteria Tree: Ashikaga Flower Park, Japan

In the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan sits an incredibly gorgeous wisteria tree that’s often referred to as the most beautiful in the whole world. The largest and oldest in Japan, the tree is the main attraction at the flower park as visitors flock to see it in full bloom. Dating back to approximately 1870, the 143-year-old tree has branches that are supported by beams, which creates a a stunning flower umbrella.

750 year old sequoia: Sequoia National Park, California

750-year-old0sequoiaGiant sequoias live at high elevations, enduring cold, heavy snows, lightning strikes—and growing bulky and strong, though not so tall as coast redwoods. This individual, the President, is the second most massive tree known on Earth.

Cherry Blossom: Sakura, Tokyo

japan-cherry-blossomIn Japan they don’t celebrate Easter but springtime in Japan is when everything goes Cherry Blossom (Sakura) crazy. The cherry blossom is Japan’s unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and takes a very prominent position in Japanese culture. Around late March the whole nation excitedly waits for the first buds to appear on cherry trees.

Baobab trees, Madagascar

baobabBaobab trees are native to Madagascar (it’s the country’s national tree!), mainland Africa, and Australia. A cluster of “the grandest of all” baobab trees (Adansonia grandidieri) can be found in the Baobab Avenue, near Morondava, in Madagascar. The amazing baobab (Adansonia) or monkey bread tree can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide.


Foster’s health care article the Washington Times published

Feel free to forward Foster’s health care article the Washington Times published. Best regards, Judy…..

Is Every American Entitled to Health Care?

More than an entitlement, care is a calling

Illustration of the good Samaritan by Alexander Hunter
(after a traditional mosaic)/ The Washington Times

During CNN’s health care debate on Feb. 7, Sen. Bernie Sanders posed this question to Sen. Ted Cruz: “Is every American entitled to health care?” It’s a probing question, but here’s an even more penetrating one: Am I my brother’s keeper?

India is predominately a Hindu country, Myanmar: Buddhist, Israel: Jewish, Saudi Arabia: Muslim, Sweden: secular, and America is a Christian nation.

In 1944 Harry Truman said, “In this great country of ours it has been proven the fundamental unity between democracy and Christianity.”

In 1933, Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt, elected four times, said that we cannot take into account the progress we’ve made as a nation without giving due credit to the role the Bible has played in the formation of our republic. In fact, when we’ve been our best and most prosperous is when we most closely adhered to its principles.

As recently as 1954, in order to graduate from Dallas public schools, one had to pass a course in the Old Testament and the New Testament.

One of the most basic of all Christian tenets — “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20) — motivates all of us who have invited Him into our lives to know that, yes, “we are our brother’s keeper” (Mark 12:31).

Even before Jesus hit the scene, Jewish stories related how the “Good Samaritan” put the injured Jew onto his donkey, took him to the inn and paid his bills despite the fact that Jews and Samaritans were anything but pals.

Galatians 6:2 posits, “When we carry one another’s burdens, we fulfill the law of Christ.”

And Jesus lauded his disciples: “You fed me when I was hungry, gave me drink when I thirsted, clothed me when I was naked and visited me when I was in prison.” Whoa, wait a minute. When did we do that? they asked.

“When you did it for the least of my brethren,” Jesus replied (Matthew 25:35-38).

It’s no coincidence that hospitals have names like St. Francis, St. Joseph and St. Jude.

Sen. Sanders’ question about health care, “Is it a right?” should be asked this way: “Do you and I, Sen. Cruz, and all those listening to the debate, have a responsibility” to provide health care to not only our fellow Americans but to all our fellow human beings?”

The answer is self-evident: Christian missionaries today are at work in Syria and around the world. James Robison’s Life Outreach International’s efforts alone reach millions.

We lament the fact that our health care system costs double that of other systems in the developed world. But one reason has been — well before Obamacare — we have taken care of the uninsured, penniless illegal immigrant who gets hit by a bus.

And while we all acknowledge most costs occur as we grow older, Judeo-Christian values allow God to decide when we die rather than the panel of experts in Washington that the Affordable Care Act established.

U.S. outcomes for breast cancer and prostate cancer surpass Britain’s National Health Service some want to emulate.

Democrats should join their fellow senators, even though they are Republicans, to allow Americans to own their own policies that they can take from job to job like they do their auto and homeowners insurance. This portability would not require a different policy at a new job.

We could still have the ability to select where and who provides our care, decide which coverage we want and don’t want, and recover the lower premiums we paid earlier while still benefiting from the safety net assured by guaranteed access to emergency rooms.

Attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast and the Trump inaugural sensed a spiritual awakening. The secular world view is discredited daily and not just by the $100,000 in damage at University of California, Berkeley by black-clad masked “protesters.”

Our nation is returning to those values that have served us so well for more than 200 years. We will survive Timothy Leary’s adventure into LSD and Hugh Hefner’s mansion filled with rabbits. Donald Trump promises to “end the war on Christianity” and repeal the Johnson Amendment, which returns to pastors the same freedom of speech the rest of us enjoy.

How many presidential candidates articulated the impact Jesus has in their lives? Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Jim Gilmore, Marco Rubio and possibly others.

I am told 10 of the 15 of Trump Cabinet nominees are enthusiastic about Jesus’ game plan for how our society can thrive. And there’s also an evangelical named Mike Pence to throw into the mix. We are on our way back, and with us a health care system that acknowledges our Christian heritage.

Make sure you invite a friend to Bible study this week.

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8c0f23b3-18ac-4736-8fd9-cb855d68f9b7.jpgGod Bless,

Let’s all of us promote Civility.
Together We’ll Get There!

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Posted by on February 19, 2017 in Investments


Best quotes on Gratitude and Appreciation

  1. Smile at a stranger, and make two people happy.

  2. It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.

  3. The best way to show gratitude to God is to accept everything, even problems, with joy.

  4. Appreciation can make a day; over change a life. Your willingness to put into words is all that is necessary.

  5. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

  6. On a good day, Give thanks. On a bad day, Life is a gift.

  7. When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others. – Dalai Lama.

  8. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

  9. Thank You.

  10. A thankful heart is a happy heart.

  11. Be thankful for what you have. No matter how bad you may think it is your life is someone else’s fairy tale.

  12. At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, and no regrets.

  13. If the only prayer you said was thank you that would be enough.

  14. Appreciate everything that you have.

  15. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

  16. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully. Everyone is blessed.

  17. Upon waking, let your first thought be, thankful.

  18. Joy and Happiness are born of gratitude.

  19. Start each day with a grateful heart.

  20. When you start each day with a grateful heart, light illuminates from within.

  21. When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

  22. The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

  23. The simplest act of saying ‘Thank You’ is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a person.

  24. If you don’t show appreciation to those that deserve it, they’ll learn to stop doing the things you appreciate.

  25. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

  26. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

  27. For one minute, walk outside stand there in silence look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.

  28. There is no joy without gratitude.

  29. If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life.

  30. Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

  31. Take a few minutes today and just sit quietly and be thankful for all that you have.

  32. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

  33. People who uplift you are the best kind of people. You don’t simply keep them. You have to treasure them.

  34. Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.

  35. Trade your expectation to appreciation and the world changes instantly.

  36. Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.

  37. Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you.

  38. Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.

  39. Live your life and forget your age.

  40. Sometimes we have to lose things before we can truly appreciated them.

  41. The difference people happy people and unhappy people is their level of gratitude.

  42. There is always something to be thankful for.

  43. The vibration of gratitude attracts positive things in your life.

  44. Gratitude is the best attitude.

  45. Gratitude turn what you have in to enough.

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Posted by on February 11, 2017 in Investments


Brilliant Last Political Gems of 2016!

You gotta laugh at these, hopefully now that it’s over we can all get back to work and being friends, wishing you all a terrific New Year,

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Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Investments


What’s killing your success right now …

What’s killing your success right now is the notification center on your phone. Every app you have wants to notify you of something so that they can get your attention and monetize. Your focus is now these software companies currency. Throw the phone on your bed, shut the door and get the hell away from it. There are some long hours required to achieve your dream. You’ll need to do some deep thinking. You’ll need to become a strategist like the general of an army about to go to war. Your dream is war ….. continue reading (its an excellent article)

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Investments



 “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

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Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

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