I have thoroughly enjoyed a glorious flurry of color, friendship and joy over the last few days. There is just nothing in the world like a close and dear friend, especially in the springtime. Each outing feels like a celebration or a party, even if we’re just going to pick up dog food from the store! I’m overflowing with gratitude. Here are a few friendship quotes that have recently come across my path. I thought you might enjoy them too.
“One good friend is sometimes worth one hundred therapy sessions.” ~ Sam Vaknin
A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view. ~Wilma Askinas
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Pete Walker, The Tao of Fully Feeling: Harvesting Forgiveness out of Blame:
“Considerable healing can happen when we have at least one friend or ally who consistently encourages our verbal self-expression, and easily notices and points out what is good and special about us.”
“In the early stages of recovery [from CPTSD/CPTSR], survivors sometimes need a great deal of modeling and nurturing from others to regerminate the seed of self-compassion and keep it growing and developing. Some survivors are lucky enough to get this from authentically loving friends and allies. Those who are not so fortunate may need to work with a heart-centered psychotherapist.”