A Friend Is?

I think friendships have become somewhat ephemeral and fleeting these days.  You may have 2,000 Facebook friends, but how many are “real” friends.  Perhaps it is time we reconsider what a true friend really is. 

A Friend Is:

  • Someone whom you can trust
  • Someone who trusts you
  • Someone who respects you
  • Someone whom you respect
  • Someone whom you like
  • Someone who is there when you need them
  • Someone who is there even when there is no need
  • Someone who will lend you money
  • Someone who will lend you things
  • Someone who is loyal
  • Someone whom you like to be with
  • Someone who spends time with you
  • Someone whom you can share problems with
  • Someone who listens to your opinion
  • Someone whose opinion you listen to
  • Someone who cares about you
  • Someone whom you care about
  • Someone whom you can share intimacies with
  • Someone who shares intimacies with you
  • Someone who lifts you up rather than puts you down

In the comments section following, I would love to hear what a “Friend Is” to you.  Please post your ideas on friendship.  Feel free to share this blog with others. 

Time for Questions:

What does friendship mean to you?  Who are your best friends?  Why?  How do you develop and keep a good friend?

Life is Just Beginning.

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”   — Helen Keller

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”   ― Aristotle

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jeanine
    Oct 15, 2017 @ 14:01:24

    I believe a friend is someone who will stand by your side and accept you for your flaws as well as your attributes. I see this unconditional love with family members, but not as much with friends. Loyalty is very important with friends, and so is supporting them when they need you. Friendship is a two way street, and I believe that there should be a healthy balance when it comes to giving and taking. If one person is doing all the work, the relationship will eventually falter. Good blog for thought. I do not have many true friends, but I take comfort in knowing I am not alone as true friends are rare.



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