WHAT’S YOUR FRIENDSHIP SCORE
Friend. Friends. Who is a friend? How do you know when to call someone a friend
They say people meet at various places, you go from acquaintances, to friends
and sometimes a lot of things in between. But at the end of the day what makes a friend?
I think that actions and words speak loud when it comes to friendships, not just the
declaration of the name. When you call someone friend, or they call you a friend,
this comes with responsibility. For me, I think it means that when you say you will be there
be there. It means you care about what happens to your friend, you are loyal, listen
when needed, you drive all night if that’s what it takes to hold their hand, you cry with them
if that’s how you feel, you get the liquor if something stronger is needed, you laugh, tease
you call a taxi if they had too much to drink, you pray with them if you can, you check in often.
If years pass and you don’t do that, you do it when the opportunity arises, and you don’t stop
But since life is not perfect, true friends leave a mark of their friendship on each other,
a mark that no time passed can touch, no amount of silence can change. I told a friend a month ago,
that although it had been years since we bonded and talked like we used to when we were younger,
that there were some things in my life that if I felt the need, I would rather go dig her up
from whatever place she was in just to tell her, cause that’s just what the memory of a
true friend she was to me. You tell your friends that you love them, period.
When your friend is in trouble, you don’t stay quiet and wait, you run to their
side, call, text, skype, hit them in the head if you have to but then you sit down
and help them. Sometimes it is not the words & actions of our enemies that hurt
it is the silence and inaction of our friends that hurt the most.
So, to conclude my little article, I think that although it would be just
awesome to talk, text and chat with the people we love daily, hourly, even if this is not possible,
may distance and time not change the nature of the true friendship shared. Friendship I think is
like a credit report or score, the longer the history the better you are able to gauge and trust it.
I have heard it said that even if you don’t use your credit card any more for whatever reason,
don’t close out the account. I wonder though, how do you know when it comes to poeple
when a friendship is gone? Or when one walks back in your life? How do you know
when it’s right?
What’s your friendship score? I must say honestly mine sucks, not as good. I have a lot of
work to do. I guess I am better at giving my friendship and being there when you need me,
I just dont know how to recieve friendship. Is that bad, I wonder, hmmm, food for thought.
Im sure a lot of you too as adults might have run into this problem, the older you get,
the more you shed off poeple, but when do you know it is time to change that, or is it
the best way to be anyway?