On Friendship

Do you have fair-weather friends? Are you a fair-weather friend? A fair-weather friend is one who disappears when you really need her; one who is suddenly too busy when you have money or relationship problems. A true friend will hold your hand when your husband is unfaithful; will buy you lunch when you are broke; will let you sleep on her couch when you get evicted. She will listen without judgment when you admit your latest downfall; hug you close and supply tissues when life gets you down. She will give you critical feedback on your resume when you have lost your job, and send you leads from everyone she knows. If there is a death in the family, a true friend is the one who shows up at the door to iron your clothes and polish your shoes; to take care of your kids while you take some time out in a hot bath to compose yourself. True friends are hard to find, so if you have one, call her and let her know how much she means to you. If you are a true friend, give yourself a big hug; you are a gem.

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2 thoughts on “On Friendship

  1. It seems I've made a lifetime out of studying friendships, and it's been by trial and error. I did find that if you want to know who is, and who isn't, have some troubles come along. The true friends are there when you turn around…the fair-weather ones mysteriously disappear. I've also discovered that BEING a true friend is easy because it's done so with unconditional love.

  2. I strive to be a true friend. I am sure I have failed at times. It's easier as we get older, I believe, to love unconditionally, and JJ states. I know I am much better at love these days.

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