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Thursday, October 6, 2011
11:13 PM | | Edit Post
Being the only person making an effort to maintain a friendship will not work.
That being said, friendship takes work.
You can't expect to stay friends without a little give and take. In my opinion, the problem lies in the definition of "friend".
Let's clear it up.
A friend is someone you can share ups and downs with.
A friend is someone who knows your quirks and likes you anyway.
A friend is someone who will listen to you ramble on about the problems you are having at work and nod in agreement with you.
A friend is someone who can order your lunch without asking what you want.
A friend is someone who hurts when you hurt.
A friend is NOT someone you sat beside in English class 21 years ago and haven't talked to since.
A friend is NOT someone who stops talking to you over a simple disagreement.
A friend is NOT someone who needs you more than you need them.
A friend is NOT someone who keeps track of wrongs.
Friendships come down to the golden rule, just treat other people the way you would like to be treated and most of them will do the same.
The others, well, they aren't worth the effort.
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.