Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest. It’s about who came, and never left your side.. ♥ In life people come and go , they become so close but at times due to unavoidable circumstances they have to leave the place and everyone start missing them. Though we miss the old friends we become friendly with the new friends and they also become close , like this life goes on. Noone is permanent in one place. Here in IL also we had so many great writers, experts in jewellery , crafts making, creative etc but at present so many are missing. Most of them have been close to me and some are in touch also and I have met also some of them. Earlier I was writing only in snippets but now after my cateract operation I have also started making jewellery etc and there are newcomers who are also experts in jewellery making. I am glad that through different forums I have been able to come close to so many people. They encourage me so much that I enjoy being here and everyday when I get Notifications feel so happy . The nominations of my threads I feel so surprised when it is by someone with whom I am not in much touch and the awards I got for my threads in snippets are also from new ILites. It really makes us sit up and think about that, especially in this modern age of fast moving world, so many Facebook friendhsip and through other sources. Though we have so many friends through different sources we still cherish the memories of a meaningful conversation with an old school or college or office friend. The simple joy it brings to our heart In September I have completed 8 years in IL and enjoyed myself being in IL and have learnt so many things from the youngsters Someone has written these beautiful words. It’s a must read. Try to understand the deeper meaning. ************ They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all of the time! ~~~~~~~~~ 1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey.2] So why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!”9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, it takes away today’s PEACE.