Explore the value of Friendship
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Here are some inspiring stories about friendship.
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MY EXPERIENCE WITH PTSD recently I've been dealing with really bad PTSD not just mentally but also physically. My coach, a man that I looked up to as a dad recently started being extremely inappropriate but things changed when he put his crotch in my teammates face. I witnessed the whole thing and haven't been the same since. It's been...
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FRIENDSHIP It started in my English class; Ms. A was telling us a story about when she was in high school. She explained, that for her senior year her parents made her move schools. She was really upset about it. She felt her life slowly getting worse and worse. Suddenly the first day of school came and she was not...
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NEW KID ON THE WARD I was a scared 10-year-old girl in the hospital having reconstructive surgery. This was back when you checked into the hospital the day before your procedure. I was shy but met some of the kids in the ward. I was pleased and surprised when they walked me to the elevator as I was being wheeled down for...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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FRIENDSHIP QUOTATIONS
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“There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!”

Irish Proverb

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“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul.”

Steve Maraboli

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

C.S. Lewis

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“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

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“Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.”

Henry Drummond

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“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

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“Walk beside me and be my friend.”

Albert Camus

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“When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend.”

Connie McMartin

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“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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“May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam... ”

Irish Proverb

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“Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

William Shakespeare

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'friendship'.
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Tim F I have known Tim for over 20 years. During our friendship, I was the best man at his wedding and he was in the bridal party at my wedding. We helped each other through our kids' births and late nights. That sounds like a great friend, right? Well, Tim showed me what friendship really is in May 2004. I had an...
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Dana M When I first met my best friend, I noticed how caring she was to me and how honest she was too. I used to keep everything inside me so I knew and felt how caring and understanding she was to me. She touched my heart with her advice and care. She showed me the right way from the wrong way. I followed everything...
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Kelli N My Hero Is my Mom. I chose my mom because she is the one person I’ve looked up to my whole life. She is incredible, and though she may get on my last nerve sometimes, I know she’s right. She has had many patients with me growing up when it has been just the two of us. We have gone through many hard times,...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Maddy from Portland, OR, USA JUNE 19, 2016
Friendship is the true blessing of life. To know real friendship is to know gratitude, understanding, and boundless love.

Abhinandhan .koduru from nakrekal AUGUST 26, 2015
friend is the most power than the mother and child But,mother gives birth to child after we forward to friendship Because the mother best and friendship best

Abhinandan  AUGUST 26, 2015
friend is most power relation between mother and child

ram from hydrebad AUGUST 26, 2015
east and west friendship best

breanna AUGUST 25, 2015
friends are a big thing that happens in life and everyone deserves a best friend

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