“Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.”

“Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by  far the most important is the acquisition of friends.”  — Epicurus

Want a more satisfying life?  Invest time and energy in your friends and family.  For those who knew Jodi – know she committed everyday in the practice of sharing her happiness with others.   

The other day, I read a letter written by one of Jodi’s friends.  In the letter Anna captured the essence of Jodi.  Here’s what she wrote —

These words that Jodi stated to me so many times will forever stick in my mind as words of wisdom I will forever live my life upon;  to always be yourself.  To never accommodate your feelings for others.  Always do what will make you yourself happy.  Never settle for less.  Always be the person you know you have always been.  Don’t change who you are just to impress others.   

Words spoken and commandments lived between two friends, who fiercely committed to their happiness and friendship many years ago.  And now their lifetime friendship is a new lift of happiness shared between a friend’s mother and her daughter’s friend — now that’s truly important.  What impact are you having on your friends?

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