LOVEMYSTUDENTS

FRIENDS ARE THE FAMILY WE CHOOSE

on February 20, 2021

In our lifetime we meet many people and some of them become our very best friends. There are many ways of meeting people who can become our friends: we can meet at school, at an extra-curricular activity, like Ballet Class, Football practice, Swimming Class, etc., we can meet through mutual friends, we meet at the playground, and so on.

However, some friends will be our friends for only a moment, or for a month, or for a year, or for a lifetime…if we are lucky.

Friendship is a beautiful thing. I currently have several very close friends that I can actually consider my family, because we have been friends for more than 50 years! Now that is a very long time and feel very fortunate to have them.

When you are older and are able to travel you can also meet people in other states or other countries that can become your friends.

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams

Friends however, can uplift you or they can bring you down. It is very important to choose friends wisely.

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler

As we grow older we find that the most important things in life cannot be bought, and true friendship is one of them. Treasures cannot be compared to the joy a true friend brings. A true friend is someone with whom we can laugh, cry, share our dreams, be sad or be happy, be ourselves, and is always loyal.

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” — G. Randolf

In the animal species we find that friendships are made between animales who are completely different one from the other, and if they can be friends, imagine what kind of friendships we humans can build amongst ourselves!

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C.S. Lewis

Friends with whom you can laugh yourselves silly are a rare find. But, remember, never laugh AT anyone!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller


16 responses to “FRIENDS ARE THE FAMILY WE CHOOSE

  1. Miss Julie says:

    Thank you for sending these thoughts and quotes! Many of them I can relate to because of the beautiful friends life has offered me throughout the years! Thank you for being so friendly and caring, Miss Lilian.

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  2. Anabel says:

    Friends are truly a treasure, I´ve been very lucky to encounter them and laugh myself silly!

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  3. Soraya says:

    True friends are forever!! I am super lucky that I have them in my life!!

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  4. Angie says:

    Beautiful words Miss Lilian, I am so grateful for growing up with my best friends since we were on elementary and also to call my brothers and sisters my friends. Friends are treasures and we should take care of them even from far.

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  5. missmichelleBAI says:

    Thank you, Miss Lilian, for your blog. A little of what my students learned from it:

    Thank you Miss Lilian for the beautiful words and the video related to “True Friendship”. I really enjoyed them! -Victoria Nuñez

    I learned that friends are treasures to us and more valuable than anything in the world. -Renata Paz

    I learned that true friends are forever and they should always be there for you and always support you and love, you no matter what. -Romina Quiñones

    Friends are very valuable things in life, and to be with them a long time, you need to be kind and appreciate them. -Braulio Coronado

    Friendship is a beautiful thing and you can consider your best friends family. -Alan Vazquez

    We send our love!
    5A

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  6. Dulce Tánori says:

    Es realmente una bendición contar con amigos, ellos nos hacen crecer como personas.
    Le mando un fuerte abrazo.

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  7. Iliana says:

    Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you. Friends are everything.💜💕

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  8. -maria says:

    True friends are, indeed, special. People that you can be yourself with. We should treasure our friendship. Thank you for sharing this!

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  9. Miss Lupita says:

    Cierto, los amigos son un regalo de la vida, crecemos juntos y aprendemos juntos, saludos.

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  10. Vanessa says:

    Wonderful and truthful message. Friends help lighten up our days!

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  11. Nadia says:

    Indeed, friends can become a relationship you have with your chosen family, we should always be thankful for having them in our lives, thank you for sharing this!!!
    Love you Miss Lilian

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  12. Miss Karliz says:

    Friends are the family that we choose, and we are so blessed to have them in our life.

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  13. Tere Rochin says:

    Thank you Miss Lillian, the children enjoyed your blog and were happy to hear from you.
    Friends are truly the family we choose for ourselves.

    Hope to see you soon.
    Miss Tere and 3rd C

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