I’ve never been one for having lots of friends, I do find it difficult to make new friends, but the ones I have I hold dear as they mean so much to me.
“As we grow up we realise it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real friends” -unknown
Sometimes I feel a little jealous of those with friends that are always popping around each other’s houses, having nights out, doing their shopping together, never doing anything without consulting the other one first. But only a little jealous, I’ve been there, done that and it only made me feel uncomfortable. I’m the type of friend that is there whenever you need me, so long as it’s not 24/7. I don’t do long, long telephone calls either. Maybe back in the day before we had mobiles and text, but not now, I’d much rather send off a quick text then meet in person for a good chat.
Shopping, I prefer to do on my own, although if you want me to tag along to appointments or give you a lift, I will if I can.
“Friendship is not a big thing, it’s a million little things”
So, I guess I’m not the best type of friend but I’m not a bad friend either. I’ll never tell anyone your secrets, spend the whole time we are together moaning about how bad my life is, stop you from chasing your dreams or steal your fella. I’ll help you whenever I can, listen whenever you want me to and if you want a night out, just because I turned you down last time, don’t stop asking I won’t always say no.
“A Sweet friendship refreshes the soul – Proverbs 27.9”
I watch my young children make friendships all the time. Sometimes they find it easy, other times they find it hard. They argue, they make up it’s all the way that making friends work. The ones that stick around are the ones that truly are friends. I teach my children to respect their friends and then hopefully they will be respected in return. It doesn’t hurt anyone to be nice to someone and being nice can make you a new friend.
“Every new friend is a new adventure…the start of more memories – Patrick Lindsey”
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Disclosure: This post is produced in collaboration with TheCircle, all thoughts and opinions are my own.