My life has been filled with an abundance of friends. Those who have come and gone and those who have stuck around.
I would rather have a handful of girls in my life who come by the name friend honestly than too many friends who say they are friends but really are not.
A friend is there for you through the good and the bad and not just when it’s convenient. Friendship is not situational. If you move, change jobs or go through a divorce, a friend sticks by your side no matter what.
A friend knows when you’re down and goes out of their way to cheer you up. When you tell a friend that something they do bothers you, they go out of their way not to do it again.
A friend is not jealous of what you have or have accomplished. They are truly happy for your blessings or success.
A friend is someone you trust and respect. If you find yourself questioning or doubting their loyalty, then maybe they are not as true as you think.
Three of my friends have been in my life for what seems like forever. They are true friends. They care about me and I care about them. They have stuck around through thick and thin.
Which brings me to my quote for this week …
This quote resonates with me because I believe it to be very true.
R has been in my life since we were five. She’s like a sister to me.
We first met in Kindergarten.
B and I became good friends during our early 20’s.
S and I met in our twenties through boyfriends who were friends.
All of us have been through a lot together.
Good times. Bad times. In between times.
We’ve experienced heartbreak, the loss of loved ones, celebrated marriages and the births of our children. To this day, we still get together to celebrate our birthdays.
True friends are hard to come by these days.
So when you’ve got a few, keep them close to you and don’t let them go.
Love you R, B and S!