We are all so quick to call someone our friend when in actuality most of us have one or two friends, and several acquaintances and people that we know or know of.
Many people don’t often understand what friendship is. There are times we are disappointed, and our feelings are hurt because someone doesn’t show us friendship in the way that we think that they should. But, what we have to take into consideration is who we think that person is in our life, and who they think we are to their life. We also have to take into consideration if that person truly understands what friendship is.
Friends are people share experiences and your life's journey with. Friendship is about being there for each other, being supportive of each other through the good times as well as the challenging time. A friend goes through the good times with you and cheers you on even if what you are doing in not their cup of tea, and will be there in the challenging times to pick you up and dust you off without criticism. Friends are not jealous. Friends are supportive and want the best for you, and try to help you to achieve the happiness you desire.
A friend is there to lift you up and to encourage you, and not run off like a little roach when the lights come on when times get tough. They will be there to help sooth your wounds and give you the fuel needed to push forward.
It’s critical to know who you allow in your life, and the role they will play in your life, as well as the role that they wish for you to play in theirs. The most important thing about real friendship that you have to remember is that you can’t expect from someone else what you are not willing to give and have a successful friendship.
Do you know how to be a friend?
Love and blessings in divine order,
Song of the day: “A Friend” - The Winans (featuring Teddy Riley & Aaron Hall)