This is a post from a blog that I follow. I thought it was something everyone should read and so I’m copying and pasting (I left a note there) to give you the opportunity to read it. The post can be found at http://jamesdez.wordpress.com
Friendship Is A Two-Way Street.
Posted on December 14, 2010 |
I reckon true friendship is having the freedom to share our deepestthoughts. Unfortunately, many of us choose to take our friendships for granted. True friendship is difficult to find and is even more difficult to keep. Whilst it is inevitable that our friendships will hit some bumps along the way.
We should realize that we have our shortcomings and should be willing to forgive and forget. Perhaps in a split second whenever possible. Then, there are those who tend to see their lives through a narrow perspective. Thus, there’s nothing better than opening our minds to the possibility that there are always unavoidable circumstances and it have nothing to do with ill feelings.
Perhaps, our lives should not be so harried so much so that we do not have the time to be genuinely friendly. Reach out, try a little kindness and brighten someone’s life every day. And you will soon realize how special a little focussed attention can make you feel.
“The greatest gift is neither found
in a store nor under a tree,
but in the hearts of our true friends.”
“Friendship is when people know all
about you but like you anyway.”
“True friendship is based on trust, honesty
and sincere generosity of our hearts.”
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
“Wherever you are,
it’s your friend
who make your world”
“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world,
and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
“Every gift from a friend
is a wish for your happiness
Friends are God’s gift to help us along our life’s path. They love us, laugh with us, comfort us and encourage us. Learn to appreciate the value of a good friend. As true happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
It is said in a lifetime, it would be extraordinary to have acquired five real friends – the five individuals who are willing to stick it out through the years – sharing our sorrows and joys, taking the good with the bad, forgiving and being forgiven.
Friendship is like a two-way street. Sometimes you need to call on your friends for help and sometimes they will call on you. Very simply, take turns giving and receiving support. You see, if you are not willing to give, you will never have a strong, centered friendship.
“One measure of friendship
consists not in the number of things
friends can discuss,
but in the number of things
they no longer mention.”
“Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation
if you really are friendly with somebody.
You can’t have too many friends because
then you’re just not really friends.”
“Friendship with oneself is all important,
because without it
one cannot be friends
with anyone else in the world.”
Believe in the best of people in spite of everything. Before doubting your friends, give them the benefit of the doubt. Do not make a mountain out of a molehill. And strive to be humble as everyone has faults. Because what is important is to keep our friendships on good terms than to be proven “right.”
Lastly, the secret to being a good friend is really the key to having good friends. Being friendly is contagious …………………………. so start an epidemic. And be mindful, friendship is a two-way street.