True Friends Care About Each Other
How do you know when you have made a true friend? True friends care about each other. You can count on them to be with you, listen to you, and be grateful for the time you spend together.
A true friend builds you up, encourages you, and creates a special bond. They stand by you. You always feel connected and want to see them reach their greatest potential. You know their strengths and they know your strengths.
Everyone needs someone, a mate to laugh, dance, and enjoy moments with. It is a free gift and it is genuine. You have a chance to be unique, test what you are made of, and never feel unappreciated. Your friend knows you very well, protects and defends you to the end.
Some say that you can count your true friends on one hand. Others say friendships are as plentiful as the sand on the shore. The best part of having a friend is complete acceptance. You must be vulnerable and accessible to be a true friend.
If you have never experienced what it feels like to have a true friend, then you must learn to be a friend first.
To Be A Friend Requires Compassion
Compassion is kindness and concern for a friend's wellbeing. You put yourself in the other person's place and understand what they are going through. When your friend needs you, you stop everything, and rush to their side.
You actively listen. You are thoughtful and you don't let any outside thoughts deter you from helping your friend. You look deep inside yourself for the best way to console your friend. You remind them of the amazing person they are. You remind them that they can fulfill their dreams.
A true friend can walk in another person's shoes, really understand the importance of friendship, and knows how to care. Life is about dignity and grace. Take the time to be a friend to someone who desperately needs you and you will be surprised by the incredible person you become as a result of giving yourself the gift of true friendship.