A Gift of Trying Times

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I love this quote and believe in the truth and wisdom of it. Sadly, the times I typically learn and re-learn this lesson are when I need friends the most. The great news is that those are the times that I not only find out who among my “friends” are worthy of that word, but I often discover others who were true friends who I hadn’t yet recognized as such.

Trying times can be wonderful gifts in that way.

With Love,


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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6 Responses to A Gift of Trying Times

  1. billgncs says:

    Kurt Vonnegut had a word for it, those people who intersect our lives by proximity and are gone like the wind. Maybe acquaintances are one step above. A handful of true friends in a lifetime is a blessing.

  2. bulldog says:

    What a great quote… so well said…

  3. utesmile says:

    Real friends are rare and I am blessed wiht a few wonderful ones. Perfect quote!

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ll bet you are indeed blessed with wonderful friends, and suspect it is because you ARE a wonderful friend.

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