What is a Friend?

    BLOG #2, SERIES 4
    WEDNESDAYS WITH DR. JOE
    WHAT IS A FRIEND?
    January 9, 2013
    
    
    “A FRIEND IS A RARE BOOK OF WHICH
    BUT ONE COPY IS MADE”

 

About thirty years ago, a cherished friend, one of my Adult Degree Program students honored me beyond belief by gifting me with this plaque.  It has held the place of honor hanging on my office wall ever since.  Every day of my life, it greets me and reminds me that each of my friends is indeed a one-of-a-kind.

And the more years that pass, the more such friends come to mean to me.  When we lose such a friend it’s like an irreplaceable part of our being has been ripped out.

It is because of this truth, this undeniable reality of life, that I urge each reader of this blog to stop everything today in order to tell each such friend how very much he or she means to you.

Tomorrow it may be too late!

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  1. I have considered you a friend since the first writing workshop of yours I attended, lo these many years ago. Since then we have become real friends, with the occasional Chinese dinner and email exchanges, not to mention books and hugs (the essentials of friendship, yes?).

    • Elsi, always good to hear from you. We both cherish your friendship. Joe and Connie

    • Elsi, always good to hear from you. We both cherish your friendship. Joe and Connie

  2. So true — and it’s amazing how surprised some people are when I simply give them a hug and say: I love you. They’re simply not used to hearing those words in the midst of day-to-day interactions.

    • True indeed. It is said that each of us needs eight hugs a day in order to remain sane. Dr. Joe

    • True indeed. It is said that each of us needs eight hugs a day in order to remain sane. Dr. Joe

  3. Thanks to you and Connie for being my friends.

    • Thank you for being our friend! Joe and Connie

  4. Old friends ae like old treasures- they may die, but they are never buried in our hearts.


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