Happy Friendship Day – 2016

Today is Friendship Day in the United States and research has shown that having friends, and perhaps one or two very good friends, can increase one’s outlook as well as longevity. To help celebrate Friendship Day, I thought JBRish readers might enjoy this brief video of two women who have been friends for nearly a century.

Friendship Day Bonus Quotes

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.” – Jay McInerney



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Rules to Live by From the Dalai Lama

As my readers know, I enjoy collecting quotes and learning about creating photographs. Just look at some of my STATUS QUOtes and photography posts.

One of the blogs I follow is the Digital Photography School. There is so much knowledge there. I encourage you to review their site and subscribe to their emails or RSS feeds.

In a recent post by Darlene Hildebrandt, 11 Rules of Living by Dalai Lama to Help You Bring Zen to Your Photography,she offers some great advice and like many “truths” this advice can be applied to numerous phases and stages of life. I offer a few of them below juxtaposed with quotes that I have heard and which I find relate well to her “rules.” If you find meaning in them and you want to learn how Darlene Hildebrandt understands their relationship to her photography, visit the link above.

  • “Great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – “And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” ― Erica Jong

  • “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” ― James Joyce

  • “Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.”“When you teach a child, you teach their children as well.” – The Talmud

  • “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.” – Garth Brooks

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“Personality begins where comparison ends.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“It’s amazing the difference a bit of sky can make.” – Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

“Circumstances can be the rulers of the weak or the instruments of the wise.[ed]” — Samuel Lover

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

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“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” — Horace

“The facts are indispensable; they are not sufficient. To solve a problem it is necessary to think.” — Robert Maynard Hutchins

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” — Tom Stoppard

“If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.” — Mark Twain