I’ve been thinking alot lately about alot of things. But one thing I have thought about a great deal is friendship. The idea of friendship. The gift of friendship. The evolution of friendship. What makes a good friendship GOOD and what keeps a friend.
All of the memories.
And experiences shared. The small experiences that seem meaningless at the time, but turn into the most important parts of your life.
Walking through horrible times together-death of parents, loss of children, moving and changing jobs. And being there for the most memorable of moments-birth of children, weddings, special events and accolades.
Listening to each other when you don’t agree with what they are saying. Not condemning, just listening and offering advice when asked.
Moving from childhood into adulthood and still calling, emailing, sending notes and appreciating each other. Time passes, but the friendship still grows. It doesn’t expect to get caught up once a year when you have time. It makes time.
*Sidenote: yes, i am aware how horrendous the above photo is. Precisely why I put it in. One staple of friendship in the 90’s: the matching hairstyle. Duh.
Seeing to the core of someone and being honest with them when you know that it might endanger the friendship for awhile.
Laughing all of the time together. Seeing the humor in just about everything and knowing that the friend across the room only needs to look at you to know what you are thinking.
Calling or dropping by unexpected*Not waiting to be told how to help-just doing*Sharing experiences*Supporting through a difficult season*Being loyal to promises*Sharing advice*Supporting each others endeavors*Supporting each others kids!*Hearing rather than talking*Praying for each other*Laughing*Understanding*Giving space when needed*Hugging*Needing one another*Never breeching trust*Accountability*Daily upkeep*Telling each other the truth-no matter the cost*Giving of yourself for them*Being there for anything at anytime*
What is friendship to you? What is it about your best friends that makes you love them? What do you need in a friendship?
What friend are you grateful for and why?
Get in touch. Tell your friend you love them. Be the friend you have always wanted.