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Opinion
Throw Those Glasses Away..!
By Robert Clements
Today, the first Sunday in August, is celebrated as Friendship Day! I truly believe, only the renewing of the bonds of friendship will strengthen the sad polarization happening in our country! For years we have looked at each other as friends, while today it seems we've been handed tinted glasses to put on.

"What is this?" we had asked, as new fancy glasses were given to us.

"Free glasses for you to put on, we have made it exactly according to your preference!"

"But I have my own glasses for the sunlight, and for reading and for also looking at a distance!" you had said bewildered.

"But these are different," you were told, "they will help you to look beyond what you have been taking for granted!"

And in innocence you'd put them on, then looked at a friend, yes your best friend approaching, "Hey!" you shouted, "You look different!"

"And you look different too!" he or she had also shouted.

"I didn't know you worship God in a different way then mine!" you carried on, "How dare you!"

"And how dare you!" shouted your old friend too.

And a friendship broke.

Today is Friendship Day, take off those glasses!

Now, that you've done so, let's see together what others say about the friendship you lost:

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself." - Jim Morrison

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." - Leo Buscaglia

"Love is flower-like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." - Unknown

"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." - Virginia Woolf

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." - Euripides

No! Don't put those glasses back again! Throw it, smash it, stamp on it and pledge today, that we will look on each other as a friend, and nothing else!

Today our nation needs us to be friends once again..!

bobsbanter@gmail.com


News Updated at : Monday, August 6, 2018
 
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