Friday, January 11, 2013

“Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?” ― Jane Austen

I bet you knows what that word means.
Or do you?
Today, in 2013, when you say the word 'friends'
you automatically think of FACEBOOK.
How many friends do you have?
It's a competitive question.
And anyone younger than 30 knows this means FACEBOOK friends!
It might be more accurate to ask -
'how many close friends do you have'?
When you make friends in pre-school your needs are pure and basic.
be nice
share snacks
pick me first in a game
save a chair for me
never get angry at me.
Do it once and we are no longer best friends.
The most important thing for me in a friendship
is knowing that the more I talk to my friend
the more I find out about myself.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. "
~ Benjamin Disraeli

This is what I have learned to be true friendship.

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, 
we often find that it is those who, 
instead of giving advice, 
or cures, 
have chosen rather to share our pain 
and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing, 
not curing, 
not healing 
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, 
that is a friend who cares.” 

I am lucky enough to have a friend who guides me with these valuable lessons.

I love my friend.
I want to skip rope with her.
I want to share my muffin with her (if only she ate junk food like i do!)
I want her to hold my hand for the good and the bad.
I want to be a friend to her as she is to me.
When I ask her why she loves me she says simply're my friend...