Friendship remains....

@zandi458 (27948)
Malaysia
December 25, 2009 10:25am CST
Life is too short to be burdened by trivial matters. Many things happen in life that needs to be taken into due consideration like what this friend who send a reminder before friendship dies a natural death only to regret that it happened. Do not underestimate anyone. Keep each person in your heart because one day you would remember and tell that you lost a diamond because you were too busy collecting stones. Do not underestimate anyone. Please renew your friendship agreement for year 2010. In reality does friendship needs to be renewed? While having made many friends over the years I am never known to ditch my friends but yes, it can happen to anyone who thinks that sticking around with the same old friends is outdated. New year means new set of friends. Would you ever ditch your friends that have been with you through thick and thin? I thought friendship should last a lifetime and is automatically renewed.
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• India
25 Dec 09
From my opinion friendship never changes but people changes. Friendship always remain same. Friendship is the most beautiful relation in the world.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
You are right. People change their lifestyles and some want to detach with their old friends when they have upgrade their status. I have noticed this trend among people that I know.
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Zandi, you're running with the wrong bunch of people, then. People who do such things are not now, nor were they ever truly your friends--nor anyone else's! Shed them, & look for people with love in their hearts, not social climbing phonies. Maggiepie MERRY CHRISTMAS! FELIZ NAVIDAD! BLESSED NATIVITY!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
Not all maggie, I do have true friends that are more like family to me.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I absolutely agree on what you said here. For me friendship is always not today or tomorrow but always and forever...
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 09
I agree with you that friendships are always and forever. There is no need to renew as it remains good till the end, if possible.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Yes, zandi. No need to renew if that is real friendship. Are you that kind of people making friends is forever? If that is your believe I think we can be friend because my friendship is forever not today, or tomorrow but always...
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I think the same way
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 09
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Dec 09
youe welcome!
@savypat (20245)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Nothing in a human relationship is automatic, for all relationship a certain amount of effort must continuously be infused into them. Even if it is just once a year. Personally there is nothing I treasure more then that brief connection with old friends. I also never waste the opportunity to remind them how much they mean to me.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
I believe friendships to remain strong needs constant contact. Silence will only severe the ties.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
25 Dec 09
That may be so for acquaintances, but once someone is truly a friend, the time & distance don't matter. It can be years since I've seen or spoken to my friends, but when we meet, we just pick up right where we left, & in seconds we're laughing & crying & having a great time together again! I'm blessed to have several such friends(more than 5), one right here on MyBot (though she does live nearby, & we see one another at least 5 days a week)! But all the rest live out of town, even out of state! Maggiepie MERRY CHRISTMAS! FELIZ NAVIDAD! BLESSED NATIVITY!
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• India
12 Jan 10
Hello my friend zandi458 Ji, I will never dare to do , to have new friend with new year.Rather, as time passes, I will think that my friendship has made a recvord. I remember , in person, one of my friend visited my hubby after a gap of 42 yrs from Canada, and we were all delighted. He is , when I was not even married . It was a great union for all of us. I am ow linked with two tghree friends here to meet in coming April. It will add another faether to myLotting. I wish to improve my friendship number instead reducing them. May God bless You and have a great time.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
It is great to meet old friends and hope that you'll remain in close contacts. We have the opportunity in mylot to create many virtual friends and in the long run we'll become more closer here as a result of our regular interactions.
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• United States
31 Dec 09
I would nver ditch my friends. The have given me so much in life and i hope to keep them in it forever and always! I have been through so much with my friends and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't trade them for anything! I think friendship is renewed daily!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 10
Yes, only if you keep in touch with friends regularly.
• United States
29 Dec 09
I like this post and how it reminds us to be thankful for the people in our lives and not take anyone for granted. I always welcome new friends into my life, but I never turn my back on those that I already have. Unless someone does something so awful that it is completely unforgiveable, then I consider them friends for life and I make sure that I show them how special they are to me.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
It is great that you maintain old friendships while at the same instance welcome new friendships. Well, we all treasure friendships regardless of old or new.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Yes. A real friendship should renew itself if it is genuine. alot of people claim to be your friend though and it turns out that they are your worst enemy and they tricked you into thinking they were your friend.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
I really don't expect to have friends who are wolf in sheep clothings. They are no diffrence to judas.
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
True friendship last forever, it does not need to be renewed for it never expires for whether you are with them everytime or not..That is how friendship is for me.Maybe sometimes I forget to ask them how are they but I always think of them of how they had been which I think all of us do with our friends..
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 09
Yes I agree with you any friendships once a link has been established the connection should remain forever unless either party severed it for unknown reasons. You maybe my friend in the virtual world but I feel you are no difference from my real world friends. Smilessssssssss...
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
27 Dec 09
Next Sunday my old school classmates are meeting in my house and some of them have not seen each other for 46 years.We started meeting from last year and had a whale of a time at my place.We are all in our mid-sixties now, greyed, balding ,a little down in health but still young at heart.I have made many friends throughout my life and also lost a few as they have gone into the great Unknown. However memories remain. Many friends have disappeared and are untracable.Friendships always last and are not broken since they are unconditional. Maybe we may not meet or have not met for a long time but we accidentally meet then we become young at heart as all those lovely old memories come flashing back and we experience the thrill all over again.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 09
It is good that you took the initiative to gather old friends and provide your house as the venue for this great meeting. The passage of time may have restructured our appearances but nothing is lost in terms of friendship. We should be thankful to be able to see one another again in our twilight years as many who has gone before us are not able to enjoy that camaraderie that is still going strong despite the advancing age. Our physical looks might have undergone much changes but the heart remain forever young.
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I am just very happy now that my friend made an effort to look for me honestly speaking I forgot all about him already. Last time we contact each other was on March 2000 he just did find me on line. I am so touch & lucky to have a friend like him to make an effort he still remember everything about me my Birthday, my parents birthday & everything that happened to our friendship before. You are right It really made an impact that we did communicate with each other.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 09
That is the beauty of the net. It makes it possible to find our old friends and renew contacts once more.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
True friends are a rare treasure and should definitely be kept for life, although sometimes friends do come and go; they enter our lives for a reason and then they leave and that is okay too but if we can keep a good friend forever it is a true gift. I have a friend who now lives a very different lifestyle to mine and we don’t see each other as often as we would like but when we do it is like we just saw each other the day before; she is a true friend. I have known people that left my life after a while but I still treasure the memories of their friendships.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 09
Memories linger on even if friends disappear from our sight. For me it is not out of sight out of mind but the shadow of friendship will remain strongly imprint in my mind.
• China
26 Dec 09
I agree with you.Time can dilute everything,include friendship.If you don't renew your friendship usually the friendship will thin out.To renew your friendship don't need much,a call or a dinner will be enough.
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
It is usually what I do to threat my old friends for dinner. It liven up the friendship.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Hey zandi! I have friends that have been in my life for many many years! That's what friendship is really about! It's always nice to meet new people and make new friends, but never forget about the ones who have stuck by you and been in your life throughout the good times and the bad! I have five close friends that have been in my life for over 25 years, one for 45 years! And even though I have added new friends over the last few years, those are the friends that mean the most to me. No matter where we are, no matter how far away we are we still always manage to keep in touch! That's what real friendship means!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
Hi opal, it is good to still maintain the friendship regardless of our present situation. I have only one best friend that is more than a friend to me. Our long association since our junior class has deepen the friendship more to a sisterly bond.
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Dec 09
Many of us will love to mention soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much on this little word FRIENDS,,May I say in one word,, Those who got friends are BLESSED
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
I am blessed to have you as a friend.
@littleowl (7157)
25 Dec 09
Hi zandi, when I make friends with someone then it is for life unless something drastic happens..my best friend I have known for 40yrs and others I have known for 10 or more years those I can count on my one hand but they are people that are now part of my life as well as friends..LoLo
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
Hi owl, I too have a friend that went to the same school as me and we are the best of friends till now. We share common interests like reading and traveling that makes the friendship more compatible and lasting.
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Why on earth would anyone want to ditch any friend? It's not as if the warranty runs out, or we go out of style, as old cars do! Who does this?? I can't even believe such as this happens! You know that little song that goes: "Make new friends, But keep the old; One is silver, And the other gold." Only a soul-less person would not keep all the friends they could make! Maggiepie MERRY CHRISTMAS! FELIZ NAVIDAD! BLESSED NATIVITY!
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 09
That is puzzling me too. Once admitted to our life as a friend, friendship should remain and not jump boat when one changes in status, I mean suddenly becomes rich and influential. Many have done that and forgotten their origin in their social circles. These breed of friends I call toxic friends. They maybe soul-less. sometimes friends like some relationship goes stale if either party do not take extra efforts to get in constant contact. The best place to foster friendship in the virtual world is in mylot where we get to interact daily. In fact I am in regular contact by emails with some of my friends in mylot. They are friends I call true friends. Happy new year to you.
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• India
25 Dec 09
Hello You are right that old are gold. And it is tasted but the newer one is yet to be tasted. And frienship is like ore. With the day it is polished and turned to dimond. Those are misfortunate who lost their old friends. And the problem is that friendship never be ended. But it may be transformed to enmity. So it is batter not to be friend if needed to endup it. Friendship is a relation that never be old but it is a evergreen realtion. Thanks
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
You are right friendship should be evergreen. Treasure the old one as much as you welcome new friends.
@May2k8 (10276)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 09
life is flowing like water in the river, there are times when our new journey getting friends. Old friends is mean new because this years will be over and we open a new leaf. Along with walking without any hostility, staying in touch and not separated by time.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
We usher the new year with our friends in tow. leaving them behind is closing the door of friendship. That is unfair.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 09
hi zandi there is a saying that old friends are like gold, new friends are like silver, so keep them both. To me my friendship with my best friend Nelda automatically renews each year, its so valuable for me and hopefully for her too. she has been with me through some really bad times this past year, and I do not know what I would do without her love and support. I also would do anything for her too at any time. No I have never ditched a friend nor would I ever. I have some mylot friends here I made when I first came and they are still my friends.Merry Christmas hugs from hatley.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
Hi Hatley, old friends are like gold, new friends are like silver I like how you describe friends. Gold is more expensive than silver. The friendship that is cultivated through the years should remain as solid as pure gold. I still hang on to friends I had here since joining mylot.