Anais Nin said, “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born” and I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Sometimes, you find yourself doing things you didn’t know you were capable of doing, all because someone came into your life be it positive or negative.

That’s how powerful friendship is. It has the ability to make or mar you, consciously or subconsciously. This is why you should choose your friends wisely. We all know the proverbial saying of evil communication and how it corrupts good manners. Anyway, let us focus on the positive because getting the good things of life, is all about staying positive, right?

True friendship is a beautiful and wonderful thing. It is magical. Anyone privileged to experience this gift has a lot to be thankful for because it is one solid support system that makes the journey of life easy. It can contribute immensely to our happiness. I mean, the very idea that we can have wordless conversations with another person, just by looking at them, that feeling is just out of this world.

Having someone to confide in when we’re feeling down is a therapy on its own. Having someone that tells you the way things are, someone that tells you whether something is black or something is white without trying to paint it grey is amazing (although, you won’t always like it because the truth is bitter, right? But good friends would tell you this truth no matter how bitter).

When you have someone that knows when to be gentle with you and knows when to be firm with you, someone who understands you wholly and can tell what you can and can’t do, you are indeed one of the lucky ones to find such miracles in this world.  You can find friends in your family, spouse, siblings or even total strangers.

However, remember how we always hear that good things don’t come easy? It applies here too. To build the kind of true friendship that will stand the test of time, we need to understand that it requires work. It requires us to understand that sometimes, we have to put that other person before us (P.S…I said “sometimes”…. Let’s not forget that little thing called self-preservation). Be the friend you want others to be to you.

Friendship is a two-way street and it is more than the mere words, “She is my friend.” “He is my friend.”

Simply put, friendship is a sacrifice…
Friendship is love…
Friendship is a miracle…

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