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Friendships are valuable

By JEAN HARRYMAN, the Spiritual Scribe | Aug 02, 2013

Friendship is such an important part in our lives. We all need a friend. I think you’ll agree with me on that. You don’t just reach out and grab someone and say, “Hi, you’re my friend.” It doesn’t always work that way! You have to work at being a friend.

I’m not saying we don’t have friends. If there is a problem having friends at any time the problem can be corrected. Yes, friendships are very valuable.

I have a very special friend dating back to approximately 69 years ago. She was in the sixth grade and I was in the seventh, and yes, we were two very mischievous girls even then. We’ve kept in touch from that time on.

I’m going to enclose an article I found while trying to rid out, but there again is another problem. I’ll admit I hoard everything it seems. Some things I keep because I need to, but oh so often I put it down and forget to throw it. Help! This I believe was worth keeping, at least I think so.

The Man in the Glass

Author unknown

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,

And the world makes you king for a day

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself

And see what THAT man has to say.


For it isn’t your father, your mother or wife

Whose judgement you must pass,

The fellow whose verdict that counts most is life

Is the one staring back from the glass.


Some people might think you are a straight-shootin’ chum

And call you a wonderful guy

But the man in the glass says you’re a bum

If you can’t look him straight in the eye.


He’s the fellow to please never mind all the rest

For he’s with you clear to the end,

And you’ve passed your most dangerous test

If the man in the mirror is your friend.


You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years

And get pats on the back as you pass

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you’ve cheated that man in the glass.


As I’ve said, friendships are very valuable. I hope that I’ll always have a friendship that I can look back on.

Oh, and back to my ridding out. I’m doing a lot better and soon I’ll be able to see a lot of changes.

In closing, value those friendships, they are very special. Join me in the church, where you will always have a special friend.


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