When we are little we make friends easily..as long as the toys are shared we are friends. As we grow we go through stages of friendships..sometimes friends fight,sometimes we forgive and sometimes we just don’t last. The older we get we learn that its not about the quantity of friends but the quality of what we have in these friendships. Now being in the 21st century and with the social networks we tend to overuse the word “friend”. It’s become a competition of how many people you know or “friends” you have..but are all the 458 people really your FRIEND. You know the ones that know all about you(and still like you anyways). Do these 458 people know you, your family,your strengths, weaknesses, care about you and your well being? If you were to get seriously injured would these 458 people come see you? I’m not saying go and delete the 450 people who wouldn’t I am just bringing to light that this very valuable word gets thrown around so carelessly.
I know growing up in Girl Scouts it was “make new friends but keep the old; one as silver and the other gold” and it’s a great way to go through life because you need to keep growing and making new relationships but at the same time there are times when it just doesn’t work out. Friendship is a two way street..one person can not be the one making all the effort-it’s a mutual understanding that both parties are going into this relationship. For a friendship to really grow and thrive both parties must put forth the effort to make the relationship grow. Friendships such a vital part to life that one must nurture the relationship or it will die.
Over the years I have made some amazing friendships! Most of them I met in college and we continue to deepen our friendship daily. I know I haven’t always been the best friend I could be but I value and cherish each friend I have and continue to become a better friend everyday! Thanks for being my friend!
Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.
And if you through a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend. (Golden Girls Theme song) 🙂