Disabilities and Friends

Friends who have Disabilities

Because friends who happen to have disabilities have taught me some of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned, my question is why there are only 3 Rs of education and why they include Reading, wRiting and aRithmatic, but not fRiendship.


A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

Friendship Do’s and Don’ts

A friend does not Criticize you because they don’t Interpret what you do based on their own Interpretation of you and the world. And they don’t Advise unless they are asked to do so.

These five A’s describe what a friend does in their relationship with you:

They pay Attention to you. They Accept you the way you are. They Appreciate you. They have Affection for you. And they Allow you to be the way you are even when they have to give you helpful and constructive criticism for continuously doing something no one Admires.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. Pam Brown

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold H. Glasow

Friendship’s Value

It’s impossible for me to feel sorry for myself when I’m helping a friend who has a bigger disability than my own. Al Foxx

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. Buddha

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Aristotle

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.  C. S. Lewis

If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Mahummed Ali

_______________

To hire Al to share his humor and motivation at your event, or to participate in his seminar, fill out our initial  questionnaire. He’ll customize any of these  topics for your event. His book No Limits can be obtained separately or  in bulk as part of a package deal.

..

.

.

.

Winners Don't Quit Association
12515 NE 145th Pl D-130 KirklandWA98034 USA 
 • 206-453-2572

, ,

7 Responses to Disabilities and Friends

  1. Fritz34 February 22, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    It is easy to become so busy that we forget the truths in these sayings but we do so at our own loss.

  2. Anonymous February 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    The truths spoken by Kent in his response to Boundaries post and exemplified by such leaders as King, Gandhi and Mother Theresa have the same themes as this friendship post?

  3. Anonymous April 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    LinkedIn
    ————

    I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

    – Al Foxx

    Al Foxx
    Owner at Winners Don’t Quit Association
    Greater Seattle Area

    Confirm that you know Al Foxx
    https://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gmdxe3k9-41/isd/2675819538/Mbd7ZWRn/


    (c) 2011, LinkedIn Corporation

  4. Anonymous April 18, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    LinkedIn
    ————

    This is a reminder that on April 11, Al Foxx sent you an invitation to become part of his or her professional network at LinkedIn.

    Follow this link to accept Al Foxx’s invitation.

    https://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gmn65076-6g/doi/2675819538/Mbd7ZWRn/gir_496605962_0/EML-inv_17_rem/

    Signing up is free and takes less than a minute.

  5. Anonymous April 25, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    LinkedIn
    ————

    This is a reminder that on April 11, Al Foxx sent you an invitation to become part of his or her professional network at LinkedIn.

    Follow this link to accept Al Foxx’s invitation.

    https://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gmx2si45-6t/doi/2675819538/Mbd7ZWRn/gir_496605962_1/EML-inv_17_rem/

    Signing up is free and takes less than a minute.

  6. Anonymous June 8, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    LinkedIn
    ————
    Hi Smith,

    Congratulations on creating your new LinkedIn group!

    Gun Safety
    http://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gonmyz3y-3j/vgh/3947535/eml-grp-sub/

    To get started, click the “Manage” link on the My Groups page to invite users, approve or decline requests to join, and edit information about your group:
    http://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gonmyz3y-3j/myg/eml-grp-sub/

    Need help with your group? We invite you to browse the FAQ:
    http://linkedin.custhelp.com

    Sincerely,
    LinkedIn
    http://www.linkedin.com/

  7. Anonymous June 8, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    LinkedIn
    ————
    Hi Smith,

    Congratulations on creating your new LinkedIn group!

    Gun Safety
    http://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gonn2ow7-b/vgh/3947540/eml-grp-sub/

    To get started, click the “Manage” link on the My Groups page to invite users, approve or decline requests to join, and edit information about your group:
    http://www.linkedin.com/e/-btt8fp-gonn2ow7-b/myg/eml-grp-sub/

    Need help with your group? We invite you to browse the FAQ:
    http://linkedin.custhelp.com

    Sincerely,
    LinkedIn
    http://www.linkedin.com/

Leave a Reply

2 + 9 =