Have you ever taken time to analyse what your values really are? I mean take your time to analyse them?

Put aside for a moment the cliches – Dependability, Reliability, Loyalty, Commitment, Open-mindedness, Consistency, Honesty, Efficiency and the likes and look really deep within you. What is that one thing or those things you really hold dear to your heart?

Do you consider FRIENDSHIP to be a value to you?  If yes, good for you because all these other important values listed above, form the different pillars for the foundation of friendship.

While some people may no longer care much for friends having suffered betrayal, heartbreaks and other sad experiences, a lot more are able to rise from these bitter experiences and place a greater value with that one friend or friends they actually cherish.

For some, the rough patches they encounter in the course of their journey as friends, strengthens the bond between them but for some others, the storm may have been too strong and the -Ship may have just capsized, with no survivors.

However, there are some friendships that are worth saving despite the rocky boat on the stormy seas.

If there is still the ability to laugh or have that long heart-felt talk, then sure, the -ship can still be saved. If you know in the deepest recesses of your heart that this friend loves you unconditionally for you and would even be there for you at the drop of a hat if they are needed, then you should most definitely save this -ship.

Life would be really boring without having friends to share a laugh with or help ease your burdens, hence, friendship is a real gift especially when you have the right friends.  Don’t lose what you have over petty things. Forgive mistakes and rise above them especially when there is true remorse from the one who did wrong.

Learn this trick I learnt from a story I came across – Write mistakes of your true friends in the sand where the winds or water can easily wash them away and engrave whatever good they do in stones where not even the wind can erase it.

Muhammad Ali said, “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

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