God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don't run after them.
— Rick Warren —
A Good friend is much cheaper than therapy- and ten times as helpful
"People report being happier when they are with friends than when they're with a spouse or child," according to research cited in a recent cover story in Psychology Today magazine. This indeed, is something to ponder seriously. To repeat, people actually experience greater joy while spending time with their friends than while spending time with their children or their mates. This should give you an idea of the value of friendship.
The Sun and the Cave
One day the sun and a cave struck up a conversation. The sun had trouble understanding what "dark" and "dank" meant and the cave didn't quite get the hang of "light and clear" so they decided to change places. The cave went up to the sun and said, "Ah, I see, this is beyond wonderful. Now come down and see where I have been living." The sun went down to the cave and said, "Gee, I don't see any difference."
Daily Touch of Inspirations
February 12th: Protect your peace of mind
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
It really didn't matter
(From The Body)
The young people at Shively Christian Church, led at the time by Youth Pastor Dave Stone, were fiercely competitive with their neighbor, Shively Baptist, in all things, especially softball. They were also serious about their Christianity, faithfully attending the summer Bible camp led by the youth pastor.