234 Days ’til 40: Friends Make Life Better

02 Jul

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. ~ Walter Winchell

Today’s blog entry is dedicated to quotes on friendship.  We all need friends in life.  As I have written lately about loneliness, emotions, etc. it becomes very clear that one of the best ways to navigate life is with the gift of meaningful friendships.

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.
~ Albert Camus

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.  ~ Ecclesiastes

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Today, 234 days ’til 40, I am so very thankful for my friends.  They mean the world to me.  I love that I keep in touch with so many of them through Facebook and other means.  What a gift!  May I never take them for granted.



Posted by on July 2, 2012 in attitude, Inspiration


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23 responses to “234 Days ’til 40: Friends Make Life Better

  1. caprimontgomery

    July 2, 2012 at 00:26

    So true. We do need friends throughout life. We aren’t really meant to go it alone forever. Just having even one good friend can make a world of difference in a person’s life.

  2. jensine

    July 2, 2012 at 00:48

    walking in and walking out … like that

  3. walkwiththerabbi

    July 2, 2012 at 03:40

    Very nice!. Today, I posted on the friendship and so much more we receive from our 4-legged companions. It’s titled GOD’s Pawprint of LOVE – Animals. I’d love your comments after you visit. Go to “” Make it an “Ollin” week. Hugs from here.

    • 400daystil40

      July 2, 2012 at 18:55

      Thank you so much!!! And thanks for the link to your blog!!!

  4. Stephanie Langevin

    July 2, 2012 at 11:16

    What a beautiful reminder! I have to say, I have always be an independent person. I love the time when I can meditate, finding inner answers at times of trouble, reading and so on…but I am very much aware of this tendency of isolating myself too much to a point that I am missing being around my friends. At those times, I am sending them messages to say that I simply Love them. I shouldn’t take my lovely friends for granted and need to make sure that they are being part of my priority list in my life. Thank you for your wonderful quotes! xxx

    • 400daystil40

      July 2, 2012 at 18:53

      Thank you so much! Yes, I can also go to the extreme of isolation when I should not – it is always about balance!

  5. Ahmed

    July 2, 2012 at 12:00

    I really like your blog and like to read it everyday. For me friendship is everything but I hate it when i lose someone close.

    • 400daystil40

      July 2, 2012 at 13:45

      Thank you so much for the compliment! I also hate it when I lose someone close… that is the hard part about friendship….

  6. annewoodman

    July 2, 2012 at 16:12

    Hey! I like the theme of your blog! I have 46 more days til 40. I hope you’re closer than I am to figuring out life!

    I don’t know where I’d be without my friends. Good post.

    • 400daystil40

      July 2, 2012 at 18:51

      Thank you so much! Good luck on your last 46 ’til 40!!!

  7. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    July 2, 2012 at 17:22

    Great post. Friendships are very important, you are indeed very right.

    I am missing this part in my life and feel very lonely because of this. It’s something I’m working on. Gradually getting back to talking to people after a deep depression that left me isolated.

    It’s a tough fight.

    • 400daystil40

      July 2, 2012 at 18:51

      Thank you. I hope that you are able to slowly find that trust and be able to take the risks and find healthy friends for yourself…. it is not easy.

      • The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

        July 2, 2012 at 19:54

        Thank you for your kind words x

  8. Chris Jordan

    July 3, 2012 at 23:29

    I love your byline: “my quest to figure out life by 40.” I am turning 40 in three more sleeps, so I found it quite interesting to come across it today… blessings to you on your quest!

  9. Lucianus Mauricius

    July 13, 2012 at 08:05

    Friends have always been closer to me than my own family. There are tow reasons for that, at least in my case;
    1) Living 6 thousand miles away from you family and never seeing them allows for little closure, so friends become your support system
    2) Gay men, notoriously have close friendships instead of family ties, our buddies are our family in good and bad times.
    Yet, the bitterness of being betrayed by either one of them is something never to be forgiven, and if forgiven, never to be forgotten.

    • 400daystil40

      July 13, 2012 at 10:33

      This is often the case for many people living far away from home, straight and gay. But yes, when family judgements, etc. also come into play it can be hard. That said, betrayal is hard for many people, and I find that in every walk of life and every situation there are those who forgive easier than others (few forget).


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