Have you ever wondered what makes up great friendships? I recently heard a story that made me put things in perspective about friendship. I met two women who have been friends for over 50 years. When they told me that I smiled and asked them, "how do they keep a lasting friendship?" One of the women told me it was very simple, when they met over 50 years ago they both thought about friendship the same way. They said there were three things they established from the beginning and lived by, which was “respect, trust and loyalty”.
These ladies explained to me that being friends with someone is a choice. It’s not mandatory to have friends, but it makes life more enjoyable when you are able to share your greatest accomplishments, disappoints, fears, and happiness with someone. They told me that people don’t have friends or lose friends, because they don’t know how to “respect” the opinions and differences of others, they don’t show “trust” worthy qualities, and many times they do not understand the importance of showing “loyalty” in a friendship, which means being there for your friend through good and bad times and showing unconditional love.
It was fun talking with them, and it made me think about my friendship with my best friend and all my close friends. It reminded me of how special they are to me.
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Your BRimi Girl