What Makes A Great Friendship?
Have you ever wondered what makes a great friendships? I recently heard a story that made me put things in perspective about friendship. I met two women who have been friends for over 50 years. When they told me that I smiled and asked them, "how do they keep a lasting friendship?" One of the women told me it was very simple, when they met over 50 years ago they both thought about friendship the same way. They said there were three things they established in their friendship from the beginning and lived by, which was respect, trust and loyalty.
These ladies explained to me that being friends with someone is a choice. It’s not mandatory to have friends, but it makes life more enjoyable when you are able to share your greatest accomplishments, disappointments, fears, and happiness with someone. They told me that people don’t have friends or lose friends, because they don’t know how to “respect” the opinions and differences of others. They don’t show “trust” worthy qualities, and many times they do not understand the importance of showing “loyalty” in a friendship, which means being there for your friend through good and bad times and showing unconditional love.
It was fun talking with them, and it made me think about my friendship with my best friend and all my close friends. It reminded me of how special they are to me.
Share a great story about friendship.
6/23/2021 09:51:16 am
True friends always support each other even during the hardest of times. A true friend is one who feels happy for our success, on the other hand, who feel gloomy for our failures. A true friend may criticize also so that we may come out of our weakness.
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