My thanks to Kathy Smith, my Gaia.com friend who posted the following words on friendship on her Dreams of Artists Group on Gaia. She’s received the words in her inbox and doesn’t know who wrote them.

Enjoy,
John

FRIENDSFriendship Two Hands by HR Tonya

It Is Better To Be Alone than In the Wrong Company

Tell me who your best friends are and I will tell you who you are.

If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl.

But if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great
heights.

A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the
kind of friends he chooses.

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you
closely associate for the good and the bad.

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.

Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.

An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with
negative thinking and negative acting people.

As you grow, your associates will change.

Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay
where they are.

Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl.

Your friends will stretch your vision not choke your dream.

Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider This:
Never receive counsel from unproductive people.

Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the
solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to
tell you how.

Not everyone has a right to speak into your life.

You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with
the wrong person.

Don’t follow anyone who’s not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.

Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.

Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

Choose to rise…

Don’t settle … and go for your dreams!!!

Link for the photo:
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John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

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