The Friend Who Cares

“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 healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.

~Henri Nouwen

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

~Clifton Fadiman

“We cannot tell the exact moment a friendship is formed; as in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one that makes the heart run over.”

~Unknown

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~ by Eva on December 8, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Friend Who Cares”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that first quote.
    Note to self – copy to blog.

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