This charming 5x5 book packs a big message for that special friend who has touched your life. My Sweetest Friend is a wonderful form of appreciation when someone has given you a hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on, or shown that they care with a warm smile and a willing ear. California artist Dena Fishbein has compiled a keepsake book that's not just a creative gift, but also a long-lasting, distinctive remembrance. The message is clear: Thank you for being my friend! Endearing quotes tell it all, such as: * "Your friendship makes me feel good about myself." * "I love tea for two with you. Our dreams rise like steam from the teapot and make their way to the sky. Tea with you means we can dream for silly things, reminisce about happy things, or cry over sad things." My Sweetest Friend also includes fun recipes, such as "Mimi's Sticky Fudge," and lists, from "What every big girl needs........." to "I'm Sorry for........." Her beautiful, cheery illustrations perfectly accompany the uplifting writing.
A Moving Fable For Readers Of All Ages -- From National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning Author Reynolds Price Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started.... It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart -- except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer -- and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.
This book fully explores for the first time an idea common to Plato and Aristotle, which unites their treatments - otherwise very different - of love and friendship. The idea is that although persons are separate, their lives need not be. One person's life may overflow into another's, and as such, helping another person is a way of serving oneself. The author shows how their view of love and friendship, within not only personal relationships, but also the household and even the city-state, promises to resolve the old dichotomy between egoism and altruism. - ;Friendship and desire in the Lysis; Love in the Symposium; Love in the Phaedrus; Perfect friendship in Aristotle; Aristotle on the varieties of friendship; The household; The City; Epilogue; Appendices; Homogeneity and beauty in the Symposium; Psychoanalysis looks at the Phaedrus ; Plato's sexual morality; Aristotle on erotic love; List of modern works cited. -
Examines how Aristotle posits political philosophy and the experience of friendship as a means to bind strictly intellectual virtue with morality. In this book, Ann Ward explores Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, focusing on the progressive structure of the argument. Aristotle begins by giving an account of moral virtue from the perspective of the moral agent, only to find that the account itself highlights fundamental tensions within the virtues that push the moral agent into the realm of intellectual virtue. However, the existence of an intellectual realm separate from the moral realm can lead to lack of self-restraint. Aristotle, Ward argues, locates political philosophy and the experience of friendship as possible solutions to the problem of lack of self-restraint, since political philosophy thinks about the human things in a universal way, and friendship grounds the pursuit of the good which is happiness understood as contemplation. Ward concludes that Aristotle’s philosophy of friendship points to the embodied intellect of timocratic friends and mothers in their activity of mothering as engaging in the highest form of contemplation and thus living the happiest life.
It's hard to imagine a good life without friends. But why is friendship so valuable? What is friendship at all? What unites friends and distinguishes them from others? Is the preference given to friends rationally and morally justifiable? This collection examines answers given by classic philosophers and offers new answers by contemporary thinkers.
The rare duck who makes friendship smooth sailing deserves to swim in compliments. You Fit the Bill for the Perfect Friend celebrates that special person with a flock of cheerful quotes, charming characters, and ten praises including: You follow the golden rule of friendship: Birds of a feather stick together. Rainy days never get you down. When I lose my way, you bring me back to shore. Friends who make a splash wherever they go and those who love the popular classic ducks of Suzy's Zoo? will be delighted to receive this gift of appreciation.
The selected texts under examination include, among others, hagiographies, works of Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, The Quest of the Holy Grail, Thomas' Tristan, the Prose Lancelot, Ami and Amile, the Decameron, and L.B. Alberti's Dell' amicizia.
Record your friendship, monthly goals and adventures in this super awesome Best Friendsjournal that comes with withtwo necklaces - one for you and one for your best friend! Packed with friendship-themed quizzes, makes, bakes and fill-in fun, this is the perfectjournal to share with your BFF.