Thursday, 2 October 2014

The meaning of a friend

It suddenly occurred to me this morning that there is no one meaning for a friend? When typed into dictionary it is
"a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations"
But think about it, if you went around and asked people what a friend meant to them, each person would answer differently. It is a term that we all interpret differently which can be good but also bad, because you may think you're being a good friend but that may not be what someone else views as a good friend. 

Pondering over this I realized that for me, a friend means trust. Without trust a relationship can't be developed? Think about it. You place trust upon people each day, you tell someone something and tell them not to pass it on and when they say they won't - you expect for them to keep that to themselves because you placed your trust upon them. You trust your friends to not talk about you behind your back and to stand up for you, trust gives us a sense of security and when that security is broken it possessed the ability to tear a person apart.

So stop and think about what the word friendship means to you. You may realize that not everyone meets that definition. But cherish those who you can trust or who meet your definition and show them the same

"never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you and misses you. Because one day you might wake up from your sleep and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars"

- Soph x 

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