We all reach a point in our life where we don’t expect much from anyone, that we’re on our own in this journey called living. Our only true friend at times is just befriending ourselves. We become jaded and lose faith in people, wondering if they will be there when we need them the most.
We also realize no one should be made responsible for our happiness and well-being, other than ourselves.
Some claim this is no way to live a life, as we are all humans needing attachments, to be happy, to live a well-balanced harmonious life.
A Friend In Need
What everyone needs is other people we can call friends. Those who say they’ll be there through thick and thin.
Those who are similar to our thinking, and may even look like us. When we’re down they pick us up, and the exchange is mutual.
They’re there for us when no one else in the world isn’t, to keep us company when we’re not in our most happy and fortunate times.
People who are there for us when we need companionship. Here are the traits on what a true genuine friend is.
True Friends Allow You To Be Yourself
Take inventory of all those who you think are your real friends, those you think who really truly likes you, unconditionally. Those who’ll never try to control you, or tell you what to do.
They won’t try to change you or attempt to convince you to be anyone other than yourself.
What they do is give you the respect and permission to be just you.
They allow you to be yourself, as they love you for who you are, how you act, and not dictate how they think you should be.
What true friends will do is give you the freedom to be yourself.
True Friends Will Make You Better
What true friends will do is force the best out of you. They will improve your life with their kind words, their presence, the compliments, what you do and how you behave.
They will unconditionally add value to your life, make you want to become better.
True friends will encourage and inspire you to live your life to your fullest potential, to become better not bitter.
Encourage you to look at the good instead of the bad. True friends will constantly allow you to flourish to be your best.
True Friends Keep Their Word
Love is an action verb. Once someone wants you to know how much they love you, how important you are in their life. They’ll do so by proving it.
What they’ll use are a variety of beautiful kind and passionate words, while also making sure they stand by those words by taking action.
Friends who care about you will honor what they say, by always showing up.
True Friends Will Find The Time
Those who claim they’re your friend, but will rarely make themselves available to you, have no clue what friendship means, as they’re not giving their true attention.
If they really care about you, and if the relationship matters to them, they’ll find the time to make themselves available to you as promised.
They’ll find a way to spend quality time with you, as true friends will always find the time in their busy lives.
True Friends Laugh And Cry With You… Not At You
It’s said whenever you laugh, the whole world laughs with you. But once you cry, you cry alone.
True friends may not agree, as this is when the true value of a genuine friendship comes through. These are those who’ll be there no matter what.
People who’ll laugh with you and not at you, and will also cry with you. Those who’ll remain with you through all those dark days and painful experiences.
The times when their love and support is needed the most, is when true friends will show themselves.
They’ll Be There For You
What true friends will constantly do is rekindle your inner spirit, by reminding you of who you truly are, what’s underneath the layers.
This is because they care, love and adore you, and because they see beyond your temper tantrums, fears, doubts, and insecurities.
They’ll constantly remind you of who you truly are underneath the dark clouds, by helping you tap into your sunshine, your inner beauty, wisdom, and power.
True friends will be there to help you to live a better life which exists from a place of positive growth, light, truth, love and integrity. Not from a place infested with fear and doubt.
They will never criticize you on how you act, since you’ll just ignore them anyways while remaining on the same destructive path you’re on.
But once a friend compliments you on how you should be, you’ll then change your ways, thinking it was your own idea.
True Friends Will Keep You Grounded
Regardless of how many times you fail, how often you stumble backwards, what matters is how many times you get back up again. How fast you rebound is what matters.
It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make in the attempts to get it right. To be a kind caring human who wants to be better than yesterday.
Even if you default back into your wild crazy ways, fall into your negative unhealthy toxic habits, while constantly harming yourself and those around you.
True friends will be there for you, and will never leave you because of your behavior.
They’ll never condemn you for acting human, for revealing something we all have, which are skeletons in our closets, and a dark moody mean side.