A True Mark of Friendship

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A True Mark of Friendship

Inspirational Quotes

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

—Winnie the Pooh

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

—Winnie the Pooh

A Father’s Guide to Wisdom

Yes, true wisdom lies even in the heart of a plush toy bear. I wish we can all grow to realize this small yet straightforward truth. As we grow, we complicate things. But as today’s quotes of inspiration remind us, the beauty of friendship is found in the most simple truths, those small things in life that will set us free.

In today’s inspiration, I focus on the power of love and friendship. Yes, those two elements that make our world inhabitable, yet for some reason, seem to be distant in our era. What happened?

In the complexity of life and the fast pace by which technology seems to be changing our world’s landscape, maybe we need to sit back and read a classical Winnie the Pooh story. Perhaps we need to reflect upon the values present in these stories and determine what is essential for us as adults to pass onto our children. Maybe instead of focusing on the bad that the world presents, we can shift the focus towards all the good that surrounds us every day. There is some true wisdom in these two citations. While we may expect others to come to us with an olive branch, maybe it is us that needs to go within and extend it to those in need, so that they may see the pure goodness present in the human heart.

As the great Martin Luther King once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Maybe it is time we return to the simplicity of love. Perhaps, we can dream a little dream of friendship and work together to overcome those dark elements that plague us. How would that feel for the human condition? What would that do for the individual and collective soul of the world?

Namaste, my friends. May prayers, blessings, and heartfelt intent find you on your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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