We were made for relationships and one of the prevailing relationships in life is that of friendship.

Friend: A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, usually exclusive of sexual or family relations. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle. A person who gives assistance. A faithful companion. A keeper of secrets.

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some stick around for a season, and others last a lifetime. Some are casual, and others are soul-mates. What makes a good friend?

  • A true friend is thoughtful. They listen to learn what’s going on and find ways to help.
  • A true friend is pleasant. After all who wants to hang around with an annoying and rude individual.
  • A true friend is sensitive. They know the boundariesĀ and don’t go where they’re not invited.
  • A true friend is humble. They know they don’t have all the answers and can’t solve every problem.
  • A true friend is present. They walk in when the rest of the world walks out.
  • A true friend is a cheerleader. They know our deepest dreams and push us to achieve them.
  • A true friend is forgiving. They know us and love us anyway.
  • A true friend is honest. They tell us the truth even when we don’t want to hear it.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

What about you? What do you think makes a good friend? Do you have friends like these? Are you a quality friend to others?

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