Have you ever wondered what the real essence of the saying “A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed” is? People talk about the true value of friendship actually without knowing what it stands for. True friendship is the one, in which the individuals do not have to maintain formalities with each other. Sharing true friendship is the situation, when the person you are talking about is counted as one among your family members, when the relation you share with him/her reaches a stage that even if you don’t correspond for sometime, your friendship remains unscathed. Best friends need not meet up often to make sure that the friendship remains constant.
The trust between best friends is such that if one friend falls in trouble, the other will not think twice to help. If the bond between two friends is strong, true friends can endure even long distances. For them, geographical separation is just a part of life. It would not affect their friendship. They make it a point to stay in touch, even in the verge of being exhausted due to the drudgery of everyday life. True friendship never fades away. In fact, it grows better with time. True friendship thrives on trust, inspiration and comfort. Best friends come to know, when the other person is in trouble, merely by listening to their “Hello” over the phone. They can even understand each other’s silence.
True friends don’t desert each other when one is facing trouble. They would face it together and support each other, even if it is against the interests of the other person. Best friends don’t analyze each other; they don’t have to do so. They accept each other with their positive and negative qualities. Nothing is hidden between true friends. They know each other’s strengths as well as weaknesses. One would not overpower the other. They would respect each other’s individuality. In fact, they would understand the similarities and respect the differences. Best friends don’t stand any outsider commenting or criticizing their friendship and they can put up a very firm resistance, if anyone does so.
True friends are not opportunists. They don’t help because they have something to gain out of it. True friendship is marked by selflessness. Best friends support even each other, even if the whole world opposes them. It is not easy getting true friends for the lifetime. If you have even one true friend, consider yourself blessed. Remember, all best friends are friends, but not all friends can be best friends. In this world of cynics and back stabbers, there are still some people who are worth being friends with. They have to be recognized and respected for being best friends, for the lifetime.
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
By Stephen Wayne Modawell
Where do they come from
Ones who just appear in life
Some finer than rum
Others closer than man an’wife
They may not be old
without them, what was before
Their warmth, on days’ cold
Their presence we seek but more
How we want many
Yet we find so very few
treasured like a new penny
Their value great, one will do
When found, never let go
Too many years may pass, you see
Before God allows to flow
The gift of a friend like thee. ❤
Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.
“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
What kind of friends do you have? Generally speaking, there are three common types of friends: social, casual, and permanent, the most important of which are the permanent friends. The permanent friend will be honest with you and tell you the truth. You can rely on the permanent friend in good times and bad times. They are a true gift to us; they are forever friends. Friends can help us in all sorts of ways, from helping to secure a business deal to driving a spouse to the hospital in an emergency. Friends seem to come into our lives to fulfill a purpose. ~This quote belongs to King Solomon.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ~C.S. Lewis
Be a good friend to someone today! 🙂