I have to post a little something about friendship, as it is something that has been on my mind a lot this month so far.
What is friendship to me and how do I judge who are truly friends and who are merely acquaintances.
Seeing as this is a self-discovery blog and I am the one discovering, I will do a point by point analysis.
- Availability only matters in an emergency. I know my real friends by the fact that they will do as much as they can, no matter how difficult it is.
- Real friends leave me feeling good about life and myself. Fake friends are only in it to see how much I can be there for them, with no interest in my wellbeing.
- They know they can count on me and they also know trust is something I value. I will never purposefully hurt those who have put their trust in me.
- I treasure them, fully appreciating their honesty, gentleness and genuineness. I can see these values in them, every time I spend time with them.
- An important one. Friends look at your soul and see who you really are, but accept you, faults and all. Choosing to treasure you, as being unique and special.
All in all, real friends are good and loving and make you see yourself in a positive light.
Now, my question is this, how many of these real friendship traits do you practice on yourself?