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Friendship is sharing a mutual bond of trust, understanding and commitment.

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  • “Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.”

    —Louisa May Alcott Novelist

  • “To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”

    —Paul Aubuchon

  • “Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.”

    —Jane Austen Novelist

  • “If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than our own. ”

    —Charlotte Brontë Novelist

  • “True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.”

    —Charles Caleb Colton Clergyman, Author

Value Ideas For Friendship


Keep your promises.


Plan a birthday party for your friend and make it memorable.


Send a friend a thank-you note for being a good friend.


Write a postcard to a long-lost friend.


Ask a friend who seems down to go for a walk.

Stories About Friendship

A Good Friend

Submitted by Sabrina

A good friend is someone who cares.I have a good friend. He is by my side 24 seven. Whenever I'm sad he makes me happy, he is...

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Unexpected Seating

Submitted by Esmeralda

One day, I came into math a little late so my seat was taken. I could have sat in the front but instead chose to sit next to...

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My Best Friend

Submitted by Abbey

My best friend battled cancer and heart problems at a very young age. He was my truly bestest friend. We did so much...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Brayton I

My hero is my massage therapist and friend Brayton. He runs his own business and there are times when he has a lot of clients...

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Andy V

My hero is SPC. Vanderhaeghen of the U.S. Army. No matter the problems going on in his own life, be it training, family...

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Ally B

My aunt is my hero because her mom died of cancer, that made her very strong. She treats me like an adult, but I can talk to...

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Dear Ann, I am touched by your comments as they reflect some of my own experiences. I don't think I have succeeded much in this area of friendship and I too am 60 years old this year. I think my deficit in making friends may have developed from a lack of trust in others and a feeling of not being worthy of their love. I have been limited by these internal pieces of my mind and heart all my life. I would like to develop close friends and have had opportunities but I have been unable to let my guard down and share myself with others. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on this matter? Or give any advice.
Trish, Toledo Ohio

To Ann Harris from Detroit...Happy 60th birthday. There are many people who would love to be your friend. Don't be afraid to take the first step.
John G, New Jersey

My friends are so awesome. I am so glad I have them:)
Emily, Hemet

I really liked this one
Dereck Allen, Sshs

Ann Harris ... I'll be your friend. Join Facebook and request me as a friend. My name is dawn l. O'donnell. From Washington, D.C. Seriously.
Dawn, Dc

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