OK so it’s fair to say I’m more than a little behind on my blog reading lately. I just don’t seem to find the time even though I really miss it and really want to find out what’s been happening out there in blogland. Today when I took a few minutes to start reading through my backlog of 100+ posts in my bloglovin’ feed I noticed a while back there was a theme, one that resonated with me, one that I also want to delve into. That theme was FRIENDSHIP.
I have a friend who ….
Is always there for me no matter what
Can never seem to find the time to catch up with me
Goes out of her way to make me feel loved
Accepts me for who I am and doesn’t try to change my crazy ways
Can disagree with me but not make me feel wrong
Supports me in all I do
Listens without judgement
Gets angry at people I am angry at and will tell me to ignore the bullies
Loves my children as if they were her own
Has a secret I can’t wait for her to share with the world so I can be as excited on the outside as I am on the inside
Takes everything I have to give but does not return the favour
Is happy for me to come to her but won’t come to me
I think doesn’t really like me at all
Is just as crazy as I am
Isn’t really a friend at all
Competes with everything I do and puts me down
Talks behind my back and bad mouths everything I do
Has held me as I cried in pain, tears rolling down my face and body heaving in agony
Has stuck up for me in front of complete strangers
I know loves me but doesn’t know how to show it
Only wants to tell me about her life and doesn’t care about mine
Constantly complains about her life but won’t do anything to change it
Is the most amazing person I have ever met and whom I owe so much
Is able to make me feel better when I am down, no matter what
Will always be there until the end
As I read through the above list, of qualities of friends past and present, I realise that quite a few of those qualities show that the women they describe aren’t really friends at all.
Over the years I seem to have less friends but the ones I have are true friends and reflect the qualities that are integral to maintaining a healthy relationship. These women who are a part of my life have helped shape me in ways I am sure they don’t even realise.
I know it’s not the done thing to tell your friends how much you care, and how much they mean to you, but it should be exactly what we do.
To all of my friends out there THANK YOU for the person you are, for the amazing woman and friend you are, for bringing out the me that I love and admire. Without you I would be lost. xoxo
Do you have friends who when you think about it don’t really deserve the title? Do you have amazing women in your life who help you be the best you you can be? Do you tell them how you feel about them?