The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life. (Edward Everett Hale, 19th century American historian)
At memorial services, we often hear eulogies in praise of the accomplishments of the recently deceased. The formal speeches are an encouragement and a challenge to the surviving family and friends. But it’s often the comments of the friends themselves that testify to the true and lasting legacy of the one who is being honored. It’s a challenge to friends and may greatly impact them as well.
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. (Proverbs 11:30)