When you make friends, make it the real deal.
See beyond the glitz and the glamour... look beyond what you can get from the person or how you can benefit from your friendship, instead focus on what you can do to make your relationship work with good intentions, sincerity and yes, genuity.
I may not be the wealthiest and the most influential young adult but I am proud to say that I am rich with friends... friends that I acquired by staying true to myself and being true to them too.
that is why I am blessed to have these two among others!
Make friends, not for glory
and gold, but for God and good.
This post is
dedicated to all my
good friends whom
I truly treasure.
WHAT REAL FRIENDS DO?
Real friends lift your spirit higher especially when you are feeling down. Expect them to say the harsh reality and speak the truth in your face and not behind your back.
Real friends accompany you to the long and bumpy ride. They stay with you even when you're not somebody to everybody and when you have nothing.When you are gloomy and grumpy, they are happy to give you their dash of sunshine. When you commit mistakes and fail, they say it in you face and make constructive criticism instead of putting you down. They do not put you in bad light instead they will even lend you their spotlight to make your moment extra special. They do not envy the attention that you get because they are secured of who they are and what they have... they don't mind being behind and you can trust them knowing that they got your back!
Choose to be with people who see you at your worst yet welcomes you with no judgement. Choose to be friends with people who may have everything yet doesn't brag about it. Keep the company of individuals who are not afraid of your potential and doesn't feel threatened with your little successes or achievements, instead they fuel your passion to make your star shine even brighter.
Remember, you become the company you keep. So sometimes it is okay to be choosy about the friends you keep. I would rather have very few friends who are real than have hundreds filled with pretenses.
When I make friends, I always make sure that I have the good intention in my heart. I see beyond the status, position, or the prestige because I do not consider friendship a business transaction. Though I may also benefit from that friendship, I tend to nurture real connection than superficial communication. I foster genuine relationship not for any favor but just for the sake of genuine friendship because that's how I want to be treated, as a person --- as a good friend, and not as a trophy, an accessory or just a mere commodity.
If I don't really feel good about a person, I still try to be civil and speak no evil.
I try to stay positive and focus on good things that use my energy to please grumpy peeps.
I feel that making friends is like having a garden. You plant the seeds, trim the bushes, wait for the flowers to bloom, grow some trees and pick the fruits. You nurture the garden just like how you shower your friends with attention and affection. Sometimes you also need to uproot some grass in order to maintain your beautiful garden. Remember that you reap what you sow. And when harvest time comes and bad fruit shows up, you can always ignore it, set it aside and leave it in the compost to rot. You do not have to suffer from it.
Real friends are hard to come by and when they do, keep like your treasure, more precious than stones and gold.
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