You've Got a Friend in Me
Updated: Nov 24, 2020
By definition the word friend is a person, whom one knows, and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, or interest. A favored companion, with whom, the attachment is exclusive of sexual or family relations. In essence, a sister or brother, without the blood ties.
A friend is someone I can laugh with, cry with, and exchange ideas. Someone who knows who I am, at my core, and can call me to task, when I have dishonored myself, without feeling morally superior.
I know a friend to be someone, to whom, I am loyal, whose confidence I would not betray and whose affairs I will not interfere with, thoughtlessly.
Some of the most despicable and wretched things, to have ever assaulted my ear's, were ejected from the mouth, of so-called friends, making known, private and sensitive information. Flagrantly betraying confidences, and laying their friends "bare", before the world. Today, friendships appear to be based on convenience, and whether there is gain to be had. Attributes such as honesty, loyalty, concern, and kindness are no longer important. Friendship seems to be contingent on ego stroking. People want to be told that they’re beautiful, and great and illustrious, and exceptional, when nothing could be further from the truth. The only requirement, for friendship, it seems, is to perform and conduct ones self as a cheerleader would.
To my friends, I am blessed to have been able to make your acquaintance, and I'm even more blessed to have you in my life. You are my support and you have my support. Not Time, nor place, nor circumstance, nor distance, will ever change our friendship, and my loyalty to you.