A true friend doesn't care when you're broke, being a witch, what you weigh, if your house is a mess, what you drive, about your past, or if your family is filled with CRAZY people. Your conversations pick up where they left off, even if they have been months or longer, apart. They love you for who you are.
A few days ago a friend had this on their FaceBook wall. I saw it and it stopped me dead in my tracks, not because I hadn't seen it before, but for that moment it hit me...am I a true friend? Do I have true friends?
The past year my life has completely changed. I found out that I do have some true friends and I also found out that I do not. I believe in the saying, "better to have loved and lost, then to have never loved at all". I feel this is true not only with lovers, but with people who come into our lives as "friends" even if there for a fleeting moment, it's better to have loved and lost.
In my everyday life, I fight to keep my marriage happy, fight to make sure my kids turn into good people, should I have to fight to keep a friendship going?
I try to treat my friends the same way I would want to be treated. I would go to bat for anyone I care about and those people who I am friends with know this is a fact. My true friends do the same for me. Although I have a number of friends, finding out who my true friends are has made me realize that being a friend takes no effort. True friends do not require high maintenance, friendship works when it's real.
Take time today to give a call to one of your "True Friends" it puts a smile in your heart knowing you have someone who's got your back, no matter what!