For purposes of traffic control, yellow lights caution us to slow down because a red light is imminent. How many of us race through yellow lights in an attempt to avoid/beat the red light, only to get caught by the next red light or behind a car traveling slower than the speed limit? I've been there a time or two.
We are presented with yellow lights in our daily lives, as well. Things that caution us to slow down or take a step back. We can get in a hurry if there's something we want or want to do, only to wish--once we have it--that we had taken the time to heed the cautionary yellow lights we saw along the way. Yellow lights like intuition, listening, observing, things learned through due diligence, etc. But we want what we want when we want it. And if we choose to race through the yellow light(s) and run through the red light(s) too, we may find there are consequences--for example, with business decisions, finances, friendships, romantic relationships, in attempts to achieve goals or live a dream, employment situations, etc.
I don't know about you, but I've raced through/ignored enough yellow lights in my life that I now respect and honor their protection. Clarity and blessings can result from respecting life's yellow lights. So, I've learned to slow down, put on the brakes in the presence of yellow lights, as it's better to proceed with caution than race to a bad result.
The movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", reminds us that friends are a blessing. I feel blessed to know I have friends, and am humbled by their love. Here are some quotes that remind me of the gems in my life:
"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." Emily Kimbrough
"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24
"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are." C.S. Lewis
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." Author unknown
"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest... It's about who came, and never left your side...." Author unknown
"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. " Robert Brault
"Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." Author unknown
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17
"Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there." Author unknown
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." Elisabeth Foley
"Remember, you don't need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends who are certain." Author unknown
"No matter how sure you are that a friend will be there for you, it's still the greatest feeling when the time comes and there they are." Robert Brault
"A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself." Frances Ward Weller
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." Oprah Winfrey
"The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had." Author unknown
"The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you even when you weren't very lovable." Author unknown
"Any day is a great day to say 'thank you for being my friend.'" Natalie Taylor
"No man is a failure who has friends." Quote from the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life"