It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Chapter 5, Page 7, Book 16

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. 

Joseph Addison

May 7th - companions on the journey

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.


Some people thrive on change, but not all of us. We like to have some sense of order and a feeling that we know what is going to happen next. The reality is, however, that life is full of changes: new jobs, new homes, children, grandchildren, and so much more. Our lives can be very unpredictable.  

Changes happen to all of us but I have found that companionship is an important key to help us through all these transitions.  My family and friends were there for me when when some unexpected changes came my way and they certainly helped me to accept them and move forward.  

A wise companion is half the journey.

 Friends support us by listening to our joys and struggles. They encourage us and cheer us up when things look dim. They offer us a different perspective when we are stumped by a challege. They even let us vent about things that are annoying! Most of all, they add stability to our lives as we experience the transitions and upheavals that life can throw at us. Because of them, life can become a shared journey and not a solitary adventure.

I’m very thankful for the gift of companionship, for my family and friends,  they are always there for me.  I also hope they know that I’m there for them when needed.

Remember:  Companionship is a two way street.  

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles
 Tim Cahil


jack69 said...

This is one guy who is thankful for his #1 companion. I am also thankful for all those who make my life worth living and HAPPY. Now is a down time, but things will start looking up!

betty said...

All great quotes here! Definitely life is lived more fuller with friends and family and the companionship they provide!


Mevely317 said...

For sure, Life can (and will) throw a monkey-wrench or two!
It's nice to remember those who help us stand and smile once more.
(These days, most of mine live on-line. Thanks for being a citizen of Blogville!)


Having true companions is uplifting indeed. Life is not perfect and throws us for a loop at the worst times. Having someone to count on eases us through difficult times.

shortybear said...

companions are awesome