I am happy to have once again been nominated to take part in the Quotes Challenge, this time by fellow blogger amommasview over there in Australia. Momma’s posts are always informative and thought-provoking, on topics as varied as health and fitness, kids and homeschooling and environmental issues – plus many more. It was Past Present and Future that Momma chose to do for her Quotes Challenge and for my three quotes I’ve decided to look at the theme of Friends and Friendship – something we all need in our lives.
One of my favourite friendship quotes is believed to come from William Shakespeare in a collection of poems called The Passionate Pilgrim. It isn’t one of the three quotes I’ve picked for the challenge because I’ve decided to write it here as a sort of introduction to the friendship theme instead. I believe that friendship is very important, and good friends can really enrich the quality of our daily lives. Well, this is Shakespeare’s quote:
“Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”
I don’t doubt the saying is true. We can all make ‘fairweather’ friends throughout our lives – those who are happy to be with us when the going is good. But when things get tough…? That’s when we find out who our real friends are.
This was my Friendship Quote for Day 1 . . .
. . . and here’s the one for Day 2:
I really like this quote, too. It’s a reminder that none of us is perfect. We all have our idiosyncracies, inadequacies and flaws. A good friend may well recognise these and accept them as simply being part-and-parcel of the ‘whole’ us.
The rules for the challenge are simple:
- Post three different quotes on consecutive days. They can be from any source, including quotes written/created by yourself. All three quotes can be of a similar theme (as I have chosen Friendship) or can all be completely different/unrelated.
- Nominate 3 people for the challenge. I have chosen to nominate 3 different people each day – making a total of 9 – but some people just nominate 3 altogether. It’s up to you.
These are today’s three nominees:
Amanda at Forestwoodfolkart
Bekki at Dartmoor Yarns