"A friend is a single soul dwelling in two bodies."
Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:26:02 PM
How can friendship help you find the meaning of life? Friendship plays an important role in our lives to a large extent. Friends can help us find the meaning of life by helping us overcome challenges. There are people in our lives that care for us and they simply add joy and meaning to our lives.~~Friends help us overcome challenges we may face at times in our lives. A special thing about friendship is that friends have the ability to do this in different ways like by simply talking something through and giving advice or physically helping you. In difficult times, friends help you see things from a different point of view, allowing you to take time to reflect and examine the situation. By doing this it allows you to see another perspective of the situation and find another way to overcome your challenges. ~~In our life, we will meet many people who would say that they are our friend, but we will make only a few true friends. What is a friend? In the dictionary a friend is defined as one that is not hostile, or one attached to another by affection or esteem, a favored companion. In my opinion, a friend is much more than that. A friend is someone who will stand by you, even during the toughest times. To me, friendship is about believing in your friends and helping them to achieve all they can or want to do in life. We are there for each other with hugs, advice, kind words, fights, and anger, whatever comes along. When the day ends, we are still friends who have each other no matter what happens. We all have a desire to have and to make friends. It is what makes us reach out of our shells and take the chance of being hurt. It is not easy figuring out who is a friend and who is not. When I think about what makes someone a good friend, I think about all the characteristics of my own friends. My personal definition of a friend, is someone who is always looking out for me, and will help me if I’m in trouble. A friend has to be someone that I can trust and who trusts me in return. Another important characteristic in a friend is someone who I can talk to, and makes me laugh. One of the most important traits of a friend, is someone who will help you if and when you need it. ~~
A true friend is there for you when you need them. To have a true friend is a remarkable thing. To find someone that shares similar interests, who cares about who you are and what you are doing. A true friend is there for you when you need them. Someone who you are not embarrassed to cry in front of, who you can tell the deepest darkest secrets to and know they will be safe. An old rule of thumb is that a true friend is someone you can call on the phone after months or even years have passed and speak to each other as if not a day had passed. ~~
The qualities that I look for in a friend are honesty, trust and dependability. I think these qualities are important because to me they are the foundation of every great friendship. I like to think that I am a perfect friend but you are not going to find friends that are completly perfect because no one is perfect. Friends might lie and hurt you at times but they make up for these indisretions if they are true friends. Everyone has flaws but if they try to stay honest and loyal to you then that is close enough.~~
Without our friendships, we are indeed lost. Whatever happens, we should always keep our true friends close to our heart. Tell them how much they mean to us. Do not let them slip away. If they do, go out and get them back. The bonds we make during these days will serve to keep us going in the months and years ahead. Life is a journey. A journey that takes us down many roads. Some good and some not so good. But as we travel, we learn grow and meet people who make these journeys all worth the travel. Those kind of people are like Angels with whom we can find comfort. Friends come and go, and from each one we learn more about ourselves. We see our weakness and strengths from the eyes of another, but the ones that stay and inprint our hearts are the ones that we keep close and safe within. So I write this with love and thanks for you my friends who have touched my life. You watched me fall and you raised me up like an Angel sent from God and that is where I always found my comfort....In the arms of my Angel friends.