a year of renewal, a year of growth, a year of enlightenment. This year has been meaningful in so many ways… personally, professionally and spiritually. Pointing the way to the future and evolving how I view Relationships, and the word Friendship.
I would like to share my Favorite Birthday quotes…
” Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of ‘you’ to the world.” – Anonymous
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced,stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.” -Susan B. Anthony
and Friendship quotes…
“I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me, I’d like to be the help that you’ve been always glad to be; I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant old friend of mine, to me along the way.” -Edgar A. Guest
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” -William Randolph Hearst
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” -Tennessee Williams
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” -Henri Nouwen
“There are those who pass like ships in the night, who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together, through quiet waters and stormy weather, helping each other through joy and through strife. And they are the kind who give meaning to life.” -Unknown
“A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” -Lois Wyse
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
“Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” – Sydney Smith
And most importantly… “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy birthday, fellow Ted! Great quotes, especially on friendship, and I have to agree: that last one is my favorite, too!
Thanks Ted… and thanks for the tweet 🙂
Gee Ted, you don’t look a day over 60!
I love the Lincoln quote so much. What we do in this life is so much more important than how long we live!
Best wishes and this year has been great to me as well, connecting with people like you!
Hey buddy… so happy we connected this year. Looking forward to 2012.
Ted, Happy Birthday (a day late)! Thank you for being a positive soul and for sharing so freely of what you have learned.
Thanks so much Becky… means a great deal coming from you. Truly appreciate.
Happy Birthday! May the stars above you shine brightly and the roads you travel on continue to bring you many more blessings and happiness.
Lincoln… you are a gentleman. Thanks for this inspiring note.
Here’s to love and relationships~
Enjoy the ones you have, dream about those to come, and keep the cherished past forever in your heart.
HEAR, HEAR Elbee!
Celebrate! Hope you had a great birthday, sorry my comment arrives too late for the party. Great post & great quotes
It is so fitting that on your birthday you chose to share with us your inspirational quotes and gratitude as you are one person who is always giving. Thank you for always sharing, for spreading smiles, for being you.
May you have a beautiful year ahead! & thank *you*
No… thank YOU Mila. Truly appreciate your comment and interest. Looking forward to 2012 🙂