Friends will come and go in your life, but more important than how long your friendships last is, your friend’s acceptance of you for the way you are. Only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. A true friend shows that they care by their actions – big and small. A true friend is there for you, no matter what and is the one who do not judge you or put you down by deliberately hurting your feelings. The ones whose company you enjoy, who is loyal, trustworthy and willing to tell you the truth, even when it’s hard for you to hear. Laughs with you, sticks around when things get tough, makes you smile. Always there to listen and comforts you when you cry. Even if they don’t live nearby, show us that they are taking efforts to keep in touch through social media, emails, texts and calls.
A true friend is someone you don’t have to talk to everyday but still feel close to. Some of my friends and I only text once to twice a week because of how hectic our schedules are, but we are still closer than ever. A friend is someone who can have a little space with but can still go to them for anything. A friend is someone who doesn’t pressure you to do things you don’t want to do. A friend is someone you have things in common with. One of my best friends now, became my friend because we liked the same movies, same songs. Seven years later craze for those songs and movie has faded but we are still closer than ever. Friends are those who can go do things that you both enjoy. Whether it’s going to a movie, cooking, or shopping, you can do everyday things with them and it will be the time of your lives. You will go through a lot of friends throughout your life but eventually you will find best ones that stick around no matter what and those are the ones you need to keep. They are ones who saw me through tough times and who always saw the best in me despite any of my shortcomings. They picked me up at times I was down. They stood by me when I felt alone. They taught me things about life and about myself with patience and understanding. They forgave at times when I was short-tempered or stubborn. They loved me without judgment and without expectations.
A true friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself and knows all about you and still loves you. Someone who helps you up when you are down, and if they can’t, they listen. Such friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget. True friends just do that – they help us grow and change for the better. They support us in good times and bad. They always have the comfort of knowing that these true friends are still there for us, even if only in spirit, cheering us on and wishing us the best, because that is what true friends do for each other. Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. “Good friends care for each other…close friends understand each other, but TRUE FRIENDS stay forever…beyond words, beyond distance, beyond time…!”