Meaningfulness: of friends and days

January 13, 2014

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear.  It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day. 

~Dalai Lama

This is so very true.  I hate to say goodbye to friends, but the very wise Dalai Lama points out that it’s important that a friend be meaningful. and that can change.  Friendships can  ebb and flow:  some friends become less meaningful in our lives over time and others become more meaningful.

The idea of making each day meaningful really resonates for me.  It might be interesting to close every day by reviewing it and acknowledging what we’ve learned and what the day meant.

I’m going to try that.  You?

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6 comments on “Meaningfulness: of friends and days
  1. Michael Bell says:

    I have a friend who lives in New Zealand. We’ve been good friends for a decade and have never met in person. We keep in touch via Facebook messages and comments; It’s important to both of us to write back and forth every once in a while because we realize our friendship has to be fed.

  2. Ever notice how sunflowers turn their faces to the sun? That’s what we can do – turn toward who/what is shining for us with warmth and nourishment. (A perfect pairing of your words, quote, and photo!)

  3. Lisa Froman says:

    Beautiful message. I’m working on being more mindful in all areas of my life this year.

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