“Parents are friends that life gives us; friends are parents that the heart chooses.” – Comtesse Diane

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“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” – Gloria Naylor

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” – Joan Lunden

“Have faith in tomorrow for it can bring better days. Never wish for yesterday for it has gone its separate way. Believe in today for it’s what you’re living now. And dare to dream all your dreams for it’s not why but how!” – Tonya K. Grant

“The externals are simply so many props; everything we need is within us.” – Etty Hillesum

“When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.” – Eleanor Roosevelt