Walking through the valley has clarified my understanding of friendship.
I used to think good friends make you laugh, split a dessert on a Friday night out, and give good presents on your birthday. But now, I know better.
Good friends bring a casserole dish when you are too weary to step into your kitchen. They sit on the couch and cry with you when your heart is breaking. They listen without judgment. They crawl down into the mire with you and get their hands dirty.
True Blue Friends are
- Authentic: A true sister allows you to see her frailties and her foibles. She does not hide what she is really thinking. She is a truth seeker.
- Accepting: Real friends will embrace your differences and celebrate your uniqueness. Rather then criticize or compare, they highlight your strengths and encourage your dreams.
- Available: You must be accessible to others to develop intimacy and trust. True blue friends make time on their calendar for you.
True blue friends press in when life gets messy.
For Further Contemplation:
Something to think about…
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