“Nahihirapan ako” (I cant make it anymore),
“Iyak na lang ako ng iyak” (I can’t help but cry)
Those were the text messages I received from an online friend these past days. Yes, a virtual friend who really made me feel a part of her life sharing all her innermost feelings to a stranger like me.
Helplessness and sadness took hold of my being, as I wanted to be near her. To touch her hand without saying any word, just to “be” with her in silence …just to let her feel I am a friend. Too bad I can’t do that, I’m thousand of miles away from her.
I am sharing and wishing the powerful words of Max Ehrmann would help her see the light at the end of her DARK TUNNEL.
In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927
If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~Edgar Watson Howe
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~Grace Pulpit
One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one. ~D.H. Lawrence
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ~C.S. Lewis
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow
Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. ~Dorothy Parker
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ~Virginia Woolf
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had. ~Author Unknown
The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau
A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~Author Unknown
I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. ~Blaise Pascal
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. ~Francesco Guicciardini
The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. ~Gwyneth Paltrow
Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ~Menclus
A friend is one who knows us, but loves
us anyway… .Fr. Jerome Cummings.
The only way to have a friend is
to be one… .Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A true friend walks in when the rest
of the world walks out… .Unknown.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860