A friend is someone, who not only knows how to receive, but also remembers how to give. A good friend is someone, who not only respects the reciprocal nature of a relationship, but also understands the impact of the expression of gratitude, such as thank you. I have had so many, so called “friends”, who were shameless receivers but never generous givers. Their one-sided philosophy on friendship was the root cause of the end of our amicable histories.
I saw this black dog, waiting in the cold, while its owner shoveled the fresh snow in front of his store. The black dog was attentive to the owner, watching out for him patiently in a busy street. No wonder dog is considered human’s best friend, because it knows how to give and to receive.