What is friendship? It could mean a special platonic bond between two people. Friendship can mean many things. It’s doing things together; sharing a secret, laughing at some lame joke, texting to say hello, or calling someone to see how you’re doing, and leaving a piece of cake or chocolate because you’re not up the party was.
Friendship can blossom and last a lifetime. You can be childhood friends and at some point in your life your best friend moves and you lose touch. As a child, you may feel the pain of a lost playmate. After a few days you will get over your grief and find new friends.
As you get older, you may realize the value of friendship. You need good friends to talk about your problems and also share your happiness. You want someone in your life who can be your true best friend through all the good and bad times of your life.
These days it can be a bit difficult to find a real boyfriend. Of course you have your family as the closest circle of friends. Somehow, you may need to step out of your personal comfort zone and find someone else who could be your potential friend for life. So how do you start such a friendship?
You can find friends in your neighbourhood, at school and at work. You start making friends because you’re with these people and that’s how you learn about each other. You choose your friends based on the same likes and dislikes, and simply because you enjoy a good bond and good conversation. In addition, you are looking for considerate friends who care about you; and as a friend you would care just as much.
Keep in mind that friendship is a worthwhile investment. It may not be a financial investment, but rather it is a great investment in relationships. You make it worthwhile by making friends, by being someone’s friend and then creating opportunities to work on this relationship.
There are many good character traits in a true friend. Somehow keep the most important factors close to your heart. You could never go wrong if friends have these traits in their personas.
First, there is a real friend around to help you in your lowest situation. This is someone you can call when you’re in trouble or someone you can rely on for help in difficult times. As soon as you call, your friend comes and is right by your side.
Second, a true friend is someone who gives you emotional or physical support. This person is someone you can trust with your personal problems, a shoulder to cry on, and someone who will just listen to you and not judge you. This true friend encourages you and provides moral support to solve your problems.
In addition, a true friend is one who will fight to defend you. Your friend is behind you and protects you from harm. If some ugly gossip about you reaches your friend, you can expect a well-prepared attack; heated discussions, arguments and to some extent things can get physical. Hopefully there would be no hair pulling and other similar defensive reactions.
In addition, a true friend is committed to helping you grow spiritually and make you a better person. A true friend completes you and helps you grow. In return, you compliment each other perfectly.
Everyone should try their best to be a true friend because by being one, you will potentially make great friends. You can be a true friend because you have control over it; you choose to connect and build unbreakable bonds of friendship with someone who cares and loves you no matter what.