What is Friendship and why is it so important to have in our lives?
Let us take a look at the Webster Dictionary Meaning of Friendship and go from there. Friendship: 1. the emotion or conduct of friends; the state of being friends. 2. a relationship between friends
Daily Wisdom Word Meaning of Friendship: 1. the relationship between two people who trust, respect and love one another for exactly who they are.
Friendships are important whether your married or not. Some people think that just because they are married, they don’t need their friends. I personally don’t agree with that. I think, even if your husband is someone you call your best friend, you still need friendships. Friendships from other people is important for you to develop as a person, and to learn how to be a friend.
What do I mean when I say, “Learn how to be a friend?” I mean that it takes certain qualities to be a friend, one being able to be someone an individual an trust. Another good quality of knowing how to be a friend, is to be a trustworthy individual. You must be someone the other party can trust with their confidences. Another important quality of friendship is the ability to listen. I am talking about proactive listening. Listening where you paraphrase back to the other person in a question form, what they are trying to communicate to you.
There are other important qualities of being a friend, and we all have the right to expect those same qualities in return. We also need to have friends that respect who we are as individuals. We are all different and a good friend can respect ones differences and appreciate their similarities.
I have a best friend I have not even met in person with. I met her on twitter and she stands out as an individual. She is loyal, faithful, empathetic, funny and a great listener. She is not judgmental . She is kind to others, and well liked. I feel fortunate to be her best friend. We have a lot in common as we are at the same stage in life with many things. We have a lot of differences and each of us respects the other for those differences.
I have someone else in my life who knows how to be a friend, in fact, a few people. The one I am thinking of in particular I have met, and she is a wonderful, trustworthy person. She lives close to me,, but oddly, we don’t see each other that often, but do talk on the phone very often.
I also consider my family to be best friends, including my daughter, son and mother. They all are not judgmental, respect me, and are there for me when I need them.
The friend that I feel closest to is the one I have not met in person as she seems to understand me, and I her. I am grateful to God for putting us in one another’s lives, and am grateful to her. She is an amazing woman with too many good qualities to list.
Ask yourself today, who is your best friend, and why are they your best friend? What do they do for you,, and you for them, that makes the relationship be on a higher level than your other relationships? What makes the relationship so special?
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Thanks so much for reading about friendship today, and have a beautiful and blessed day!