Friendship according to the English dictionary is:
– The emotions of conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
– A relationship between friends.
Friendship is a relationship between two or more people who truly care about each other. Friends come together to form a beautiful union called friendship. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are. A true friend drops their plans when you’re in trouble, shares your joy in your accomplishments and feels sad when you’re in pains. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice. But when you don’t follow it, they still respect and love you.
Friendship is about giving a lot and expecting little or nothing in return. Friendship is about, love, respect, understanding, sacrifice etc. Anyone who gets fair treatments from others and gives nothing in return, doesn’t deserve to be called a friend. According to a wise saying, “Never forget your childhood friends for fresh faces” i.e don’t give up old friends for new ones. Believe it or not, old friends tend to understand you better no matter how matured you think you are.
I’ve had instances where I had to wonder why I call certain folks my friends. You are always nice to them and at the long run, you get disappointed by them. I remember vividly when I had an occasion I was planning for. My friends were all aware and were invited. Some called from time to time to inquire how my preparations were going while others didn’t. Though it is expected that not all would contact you. But it is saddening when a particular person(s) chooses to stay in the dark and show no concern at all. I later realised that, the fact you call a particular person(s) your friend, doesn’t exactly mean they consider you to be one.
Here are some interesting quotes about friends by some wonderful Authors:
– “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still, gently allows you to grow” by William Shakespeare.
– “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” by Walter Winchell.
– “The most beautiful discovery friends make is that they can grow seperately without growing apart” by Elisabeth Foley.
– “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” by Brandi Synder.
My advice to people out there is, always learn to cherish your true friends because great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget. At times, friends put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. Ask yourself this question, are you really being fair to your friends?
Courtesy, Sarah Ityav