Assertiveness

“I really worked at becoming more assertive, and now none of my friends talk to me.” — Wendy Wasserstein “The biggest difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how your words and behaviors affect the rights and well-being of others.” — Sharon Anthony Bower *   *   * Listen to me! ~ White Ibis (male … More Assertiveness

Character

“When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.” ― W.Somerset Maugham “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden *   *   * Egyptian Goose ~ Considered sacred by … More Character

Happy Face

“We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.” — Brandon Jenner *   *   * Anyone know what this ‘happy face’ pale yellow flower, found growing in sunny Florida, is … More Happy Face

Argument

“A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.” — Saint Francis de Sales *   *   * Swallows on Piling —  photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Hanging around

“I’m happiest when I’m just hanging out with my friends…it really doesn’t matter what we do.” — Kirsten Dunst *   *   * Cormorants, just hanging out. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Hanging out

“I’m happiest when I’m just hanging out with my friends… it really doesn’t matter what we do.” — Kirsten Dunst “You can’t get anything done hanging out all day long.” — Pharrell Williams To all, a nice Labor Day! *   *   * Simply hanging out — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016  

“A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,

no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in your heart.” — Unknown *  *  * “Hands of Hope” handcrafted pottery from Isan Pottery artisans at the Good Shepherd Sister’s Village Vocational Training Centre, Nong Khai, … More “A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,