Friends are what gets us to laugh on our bad days, and what makes us happy to be alive during our best ones. Friendship is a necessity of life, almost like air and water. Friends are the people that look out for you, and would fight to the death for you. Friends are the people who would take a bullet for you. We all need friends to get us through school, work, and life.
True friendship comes with loyalty. Loyalty is the single-most important thing to an excellent friendship that you want to last for a long time. Loyalty is the thing that makes you stand next to your friends during the bad times. If you are not going to be beside your friends during their bad times, then what good are you to them during the good times. You need to be loyal all the time to your friends. Your friends need to know you will be there for them all the time.
There also needs to be a great deal of Trust in friendship. Trust also ties back into the loyalty thing. If you are loyal to your friend, there is a trust that they will be loyal back to you, and be there for you during your bad times. This is what friendships that fail lack. They lack trust. They lack depth. They mostly lack love.
There is also a certain amount of Love that must also go into friendships. Love allows friends to get attached to each other, and become 'brothers' or 'sisters' to one another. Love allows our friends to become extended family to each others blood families. Love is what gives excellent gifts at birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and other celebrations. Love is why true friends go to other friends near family funerals if God forbid they happen. They go not for their own needs, but for the needs of their friend. For their comfort, and to hopefully bring them joy and blessings.
Friendship is staying up all night taking on the phone when you have had a messy breakup. Friendship is going out to a bar or going someplace else and making memories that will last you a lifetime. Friendship is telling a stupid joke and being made fun of, then doing it back to the other person. Friendship is allowing two people to come together into 'One Heart and One Mind.' And most importantly friendship is what gets us through our sometimes tough lives.
Would your best friends do anything for you? Would you do anything for your best friends?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "I get by With a Little Help From My Friends, I get high With a Little Help From My Friends, I'm gonna try With a Little Help From My Friends." - The Beatles
"Trust but Verify" - President Ronald Reagan