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I get by with a little help from my friends

There are different types of friendships. There are the friendships that are more about convenience. Maybe you shared a class together, or lived near each other, or you just went out a lot. You had a good time, and your conversations were never that meaningful. But after it was over, you regret that you didn’t keep in touch. There are the friends that you were really close to for a while. You were inseperable, and then for no real reason you drifted apart. Then there are your true friends; the friends you hope you’ll never lose. You confide in them, and they know every single thing there is to know about you. They know exactly how to make you laugh and lift you up when you need it.

Somehow these friends become your second family. True friends are committed to each others happiness. Selflessly putting the needs of each other above themselves. True friends support you while ensuring that you live up to your potential. The mark of a true friend is an ability to be honest. So if they tell you that your outfit isn’t the most flattering or that your boyfriend is completely undeserving of you, don’t get upset. Know that their honesty is coming from a loving place.

Like any other long-lasting relationship, it takes work to maintain. Nothing is perfect all of the time. There will be bumps along the way, only because you have high expectations of each other. Don’t let those things erase all of the good moments you’ve shared, because true friends are hard to find!

Until my next blog post,

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