Nishall’s Blog: That’s what friends are for…

Lifestyle / Tue 14th Jun 2016 am30 10:51am


LAST Sunday I spent the day in London with some of my friends. So therefore, I’ve been thinking about how beautiful a real friendship can be and how important it really is. Friends are extremely important and friendship is major part of our lives, especially for us young adults!

I can not even begin to explain how grateful and lucky I am to have the friends that I do. To be honest with you, I don’t have a major number of friends, but the wonderful friends that I do have, I know are true. They are always there for me, no matter what is going on in my life or I what am going through.
Knowing I have good friends is a wonderful feeling, and being a good friend is an even better feeling.

The philosopher Aristotle said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.”

Friendships are vital for wellbeing, but they take time to develop and can’t be artificially created. No wonder they are at risk of being neglected.

So while I was coming back home from London, I came across this poem and I thought I would share it with you.

A Golden Chain
By Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a Golden Chain,

The links are friends so dear,

And like a rare and precious jewel

It’s treasured more each year…

It’s clasped together firmly

With a love that’s deep and true,

And it’s rich with happy memories

And fond recollections, too…

Time can’t destroy its beauty

For, as long as memory lives,

Years can’t erase the pleasure

That the joy of friendship gives…

For friendship is a priceless gift

That can’t be bought or sold,

But to have an understanding friend

Is worth far more than gold…

And the Golden Chain of Friendship

Is a strong and blessed tie

Binding kindred hearts together

As the years go passing by.

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