Having trouble making new friends?
Well, these little bits of advice I got off a friendship card will certainly give you a few tips on making new friends. Keep these in mind as you go out and soon you will find lots of new TRUE friends. Good Luck!
- Don’t worry about knowing people, just make yourself worth knowing.
- Be friendly with the folks you know. If it weren’t for them you would be a total stranger.
- Friends are those who speak to you after others don’t.
- The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail and not his tongue.
- The way to have friends is to be willing to lose some arguments.
- Deal with other’s faults as gently as if they were your own.
- A friend is a person who can step on your shoes without messing your shine.
- You will never have a friend if you must have one without faults.
- You can make more friends by being interested in them than trying to have them be interested in you.
- A real friend is a person who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, lets you forget it.
- A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.
… and most important… A FRIEND IS A TREASURE!
As I begin this blog, I would be remiss if I did not thank all of my readers who have been calling and writing messages asking if I am doing well, and when the next blog will be sent.
One would think that a man who is closing in on his 88th birthday, would have a lot of time on his hands and have no problem finding time to do what he loves to do—share his thoughts about the journey of life by writing Blogs.
The fact is, I have never been busier: redeeming the errors I have made in life by accomplishing the goals I have set out for myself, as my journey nears its completion.
If I have learned one thing over these past 6 years, and I want to stress this as strongly as I can, it is that if one is to achieve success and enjoy the journey of life, regardless of the mental or physical impairments they may have, it is important to have goals and objectives and to persevere in achieving them.
When my beloved Anna passed away 4 years ago, I was 84 years of age. I decided to write a book honoring her memory and at the same time send a message to the world that the journey of life was filled with happiness and joy, suffering and pain, and that by doing the right things as you take that journey, it can be filled with fun.
I was determined to demonstrate that, by being persistent and using the tools that we have been given, we could succeed. I am most pleased to report that my book is a huge success. I am out speaking to major organizations about it several times a week, my story and the book are being featured in major national publications and I expect to have a major announcement about the book in the very near future.
I also found a way, even though I can no longer travel, to continue to share my knowledge of the food and beverage industry so that I could help others grow. As a result, I was able to help a major corporation design and build a multi-billion-dollar new facility which includes a major food & beverage facility.
My work as a trained Hospice Caregiver is continuing as I help terminally Ill individuals cope with their crisis. And my long time active membership in Rotary International, continues as I participate in the wonderful world and community projects of my Rotary Club of Woodland Hills, CA.
I also have just been asked to join the Board of Directors of the Glendale California International Film Festival and Book Festival.
And finally, as a resident of Fairwinds Assisted Living Center, a leisure care facility in the San Fernando Valley suburb of West Hills, California I do my part to help residents who have needs.
In case you missed my message it is simply this—–Life Only Ends When You Give Up Living It. Set Goals- And Be Persistent In Pursuing Them.
Bernie Otis is a well known Writer, Author, Speaker and Community Leader. His Best Selling Book: “How to Prepare for Old Age” “Without Taking the Fun Out of Life” can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Read his Blogs at http://seniormomentswithbernardotis.com/
If you would like to have Bernie Speak to your Group contact him at Seymour.Otis@gmail.com
Bernie also recently wrote the History of the Restaurant Industry in the San Fernando Valley, for the Los Angeles Library Commission