Friendship. I don’t think I would be able to properly describe the values of friendship, but hey, let’s see what I can do….woopak gets emo-corny LOL!!
Hmmm…I have to say I have a good number of friends. But only a small number I can call ‘TRUE FRIENDS’. There is really not much different from one friend or the other true friend, both are fun to be with, and I would be lying if I said that the period of how long you’ve known each other really does matter. I mean, I’ve known some friends for 10 years and while others I’ve known for only 6 years. Yet, most of my true friends always fall either on the 18 year or 6-8 year period.
I mean a true friend is someone who accepts you for what you are, accepts your flaws and mistakes, and would support your decisions. He or she is not afraid to tell you things you need to hear rather than only things you want to hear. There are friends you can count on and call upon when you need help, there are friends you’d rather have fun with since you have a lot in common, there are friends you look up to for advise because you hold them in high regard and there are friends who give you tough ‘love‘ and is always looking out for you.
A true friend is always ready to forgive, they ask nothing in return for favors, and is always there to support. A true friend would always consider how would you feel, and always hold your feelings into consideration. They never force you to believe what they believe but would be open to advise when you ask. They also only advise when they ask, and remember, Honesty is a virtue.
Friends….well, they are the ones who hang around for fun. They are the ones you are maybe fond of more, and usually, regrettably we often disregard, neglect our true friends for many reasons. Yet, they are always there when you need them; some may say they are gullible, but their hearts are indeed into who they are and what they feel they should do. They also never get jealous, and they are always happy for the good things that happen to you. They celebrate for your fortunes and are saddened by your misfortunes, that they do everything they can to make things easier.
Hug a ‘true friend’ today. Among my online friends, I have a few I call ‘true friends’ and I have no best friend, but I do have great friends. It is an uncommon bond. Never neglect a ‘real’ friend, because one day they may just wake up and it’ll be too late for you….
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Friendship is the cooperative and supportive relationship between people. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis. Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, often to the point of altruism. Their tastes will usually be similar and may converge, and they will share enjoyable activities. They will also engage in mutually helping behavior, such as the exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship. A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. Yet for some, the practical execution of friendship is little more than the trust that someone will not harm them.
How to Nurture a Friendship
A friend is someone who cherishes the special moments and memories of life with another person. A friend is a trustworthy companion.
Friendship is a relationship which takes time to build. There are many steps and stages to achieving a true friendship. However, one can think building a friendship is like planting a garden.
For many people, planting a garden represents, devotion and leisure. It takes patience to grow a garden, frustrations and hardships are also involved in the process. Firstly the seed is planted. The seed builds the foundation of a strong and stable plant. It has to be taken care of and watered daily. Then the shoots start sprouting, the ...