A beautiful quote

Something inspirational:

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 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 curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

HENRI J.M. NOUWEN


1 Mar, 2012

4 thoughts on “A beautiful quote

  1. I’ve actually had the chance to make friends that I’ve had for many years now, due to my AA program. It has been tremendously helpful in focusing on the present and trying to stay out of the past.

    I’m truly grateful for the friends that I have who really do care about me and how I’m doing.

    1. I am pleased you have friends who care about you.

      It is true that in times of hardship, having friends can make what we deal with so much easier.

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