Faithful Friends Are Hard To Find
Shakespeare already knew
William Shakespeare * The Passionate Pilgrim (1564-1616)
In our world that has actually gone insane with slander, treachery, and dishonesty, we need loyal and faithful friends no matter how hard to find.
I don’t mean that nice buddy that you would greet over the yard fencing or in the supermarket. I am talking about that person who owns the “staying power” when tsunamis of sadness or loss or trauma hit you complete straight in the face.
“True faithful friendship isn’t about existing when it’s hassle-free , true faithful friendship is standing strong when it’s not”
Doing something for another person while anticipating absolutely nothing in return; sharing ideas without worry of judgment or discouraging objection … that’s what friends do!
I have actually been blessed past the wildest of my dreams with a few friends that have so lovingly walked with me through my worst times of destruction, loss, illness and deep agony.
Friends, I have never known how absolutely amazing they were, they held my heart in their hands when I needed it the most! Other so-called friends at the same time couldn’t hide quick enough, never mind … let’s focus on real friends.
People say “Oh, she or he’s a friend of mine,” yet they never make time for that friend. Friendship demands time .. time to get to understand each other, time to develop shared memories, time to grow together. All of us need someone with whom we can share our lives, thoughts, sensations, and also life’s obstacles. We need a friend to debate our inmost secrets with, without worrying that those secrets will wind up online somewhere!
“True Faithful Friendship means no backbiting – no judgmental thoughts – no pushing back”
There are often really emotionally hard times in true friendships too, it might even require the risk of temporary hurting a loved friend in order to help them see where there might be weak of character or some deception that would otherwise break them.
A faithful friendship happens for love’s purpose, not simply for just ‘what can I get in return’. True friendship is amazing, it risks, it neglects faults, as well as it loves unconditionally, but it involves most of all being truthful.
Genuine friends motivate one another and also forgive one another where there has been any offence. Faithful friends support each other during times of battle. Genuine friends are reliable. We love our true friends no matter what, and of course, we want the very best for our friends. Words and actions in friendships are massive measuring rods to gauge the deepness of loyalty that we may have for our supposed close friends.
Faithful friends are hard to find on social media, no question.The term friend on social media actually means random contacts rather than friendships. You’re able to send your friends a message, but this is not the same thing as having a relationship with a person one on one. This is not my definition of friendship.
The word friend is losing its meaning due to social media, nowadays you can send a request, and within the next second, you’ve got a new friend.
“Sometimes we focus our thoughts on having friends – perhaps we should more focus on being a friend”
What are your thoughts on true friends, are online friends real friends? Are you a faithful friend yourself?