Lessons From Life: A to Z Blogging Challenge
I have had a lot of friends in my life. Some I've had for years. And some I've just met. Some I know personally. And some I have never seen face to face.
Friendship is an in-depth relationship that meets the needs of both people. Have you ever had a 'friend' who was so needy that you were never really part of the relationship? I've had a few like that. Interestingly they are no longer a part of my life. That should tell me something don't you think?
You can't pick your family, just your friends. And sometimes your friends become your family. What I have learned through the years is not to have a lot of friends. But to have at least one really, really good friend. Those are the ones that will be there if you need them. They won't have to think of what to say. They know what you need to hear. Friends have to be flexible. They have to be willing to make time for you. And it is a two-way street. You have to do the same for them. Friends are those who you might not have talked to in months but it is as if the conversation just stopped yesterday.
You have to recognize that not all friendships are good for you. There are plenty of toxic people out there who want to be your friend. And, believe me, I have had my share of those.
Sadly, some of my best friends are no longer alive. But they are still my best friends. And I still find time to talk with them often. When we meet up again we will start right where we left off. Richard was my best friend!
Do you have good friends? Are they like family to you?
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