There are some basic necessities in life needed in a (wo)man’s life for survival. There is water, food, air, love; and there is friendship too. The joy that emanates from pure friendship is just refreshing! Eventually, some friends do become family.
Friendship is a gift, an experience and an adventure. Over the years, there are some key characteristics I’ve identified in real friends.
They pray with you, and for you.
Support your dreams.
Praises you in public, criticizes you in private.
Knocks stupidity out of your head if they have to.
Loyal. Will only hurt you with the truth.
Genuinely happy for your wins.
Take selfies together.
Raids your food, uninvited.
Cries with you.
Shares inside jokes.
Goof around with you.
Buys you books.
Sometimes too extra,
but won’t have it any other way!
Who is your true friend(s)? Are you a true friend? Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 22:24-25; Proverbs 13:20; Job 16:20-21; Proverbs 12:26; Proverbs 27:5-6; Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 17:17.
To both old and new true friends, I appreciate your friendship.