“Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.” – Eustace Budgell

Or, to put it another way, “The person with the greater need comes first.”  This obviously applies to families as well, but the “greater need” part can be tricky to discern.  A child with the flu is quite different from a whiny child who is bored; a partner with a need for some space quite different from one who is depressed.  We need to be mindful of our own needs, too.  It takes some thought.

Am I being a good friend these days?

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About Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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