A reminder to myself…

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“A true friend loves unconditionally and expects nothing in return.” ~M

 


Originally posted: January 27, 2016

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16 responses to “A reminder to myself…

  1. Advanced Research Technology

    So simply and articulately stated. Now where to find one…

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  2. Just be that type of friend and others will follow in your footsteps… 😉

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  3. Advanced Research Technology

    I think I’ve loved unconditionally, but maybe I need to improve on the expecting nothing in return part. Thanks! 😉

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  4. I think that’s the hard part right there. It’s easy for me to love others, but when it isnt reciprocated, I feel so defeated. I suppose this is how Jesus feels… He loved the world so much that he gave His life for all of us and people still don’t return that love to Him. We could never give as much as He did and we still feel that others owe us something in return. We have to change ourselves and love without expectations before others will do the same. People need to be taught how to love, it doesn’t just come naturally from selfish hearts.

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  5. Advanced Research Technology

    Well said. Totally relate. It’s the loneliness that get’s us. We are so connected today, as we are in the present moment, but many of us do not actually know a single living soul which we consider to be more than a casual friend. It is an interesting place. Yes, reciprocation would be appreciated, but it is better if not expected. Christ knows this.

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  6. I can relate to this, as I don’t have any friends locally who are more than just casual friends. The loneliness does get to me. If it weren’t for my faith, I probably would have given up long ago.

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  7. Advanced Research Technology

    That’s what holds us doesn’t it? It is our friends and our family – our relationship with Almighty, that is.

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  8. Yes, it really is God who gives me the strength to face each day. Without Him I know life would be empty and feel hopeless. Friends come and go, but He is always there regardless of our circumstances.

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  9. Advanced Research Technology

    That’s our Steady. For some insane reason it has been gratifying to know that others out there are experiencing some of the same emotions.

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  10. It is nice to know we aren’t alone. Nobody wants to feel as if they are the only one facing these types of issues. And I can tell you without a doubt, that most people face the exact same things, they just don’t always tell you.

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  11. Advanced Research Technology

    Who knows? Perhaps, one day, many of the people we share thoughts with, will not be just digital representations. I look forward to that gathering of those who are One in Spirit.

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  12. Oh me too! An eternity with them! Such a wonderful thought! 🙂

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