What does it mean to be a friend
What It Really Means To Be A Faithful Friend
When our hearts are broken, when we feel that there is no one in this world who understands us when everything goes wrong ... we always think of that one person in our life, that one friend who is always there for us is.
No matter how difficult the circumstances, it is always important to have a loyal friend by our side.
Being a loyal friend is so much more than we would think.
People often ask me why is loyalty even important in friendships?
Well, I can tell you that having a loyal friend is just as important as having a loyal partner.
Being a loyal friend means having priorities.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have that one person in our lives who is always on our minds in an unromantic way.
It is this one friend that we always think about if he is okay and if we can help him get through these difficult times a little easier.
Prioritizing friendships means knowing when to see your friend, even if they haven't asked you to.
It means always having time for him, let him lie on your lap and help him solve any problems he might have in his life.
It means knowing that he will be on your side no matter what.
What is a loyal friend if not someone who will stand up for you when someone says bad things about you?
If there are times when they find themselves in the company of someone who may not like you and they don't hesitate to silence them and tell them what a fantastic person you are - that's what it means having a loyal friend!
Someone who won't think twice about defending you.
When you have a partner who doesn't seem right, a loyal friend will come to you and say what he thinks.
I can't even count the number of times the people I thought were my friends lied to me and told me they saw my friend betray me.
They are not real friends!
A loyal friend is someone who makes the relationship they have with you their priority!
Nobody should be more important.
Being a loyal friend means that as soon as he sees something that is not right, he will run to you.
It is this friend who tells you that a guy is not right for you for many reasons that he can see, but not you because you are blind with love.
And when I say "faithful friend" there is someone that comes to mind.
Someone you love so much and that platonic love is enough to keep the two of you together for the rest of your life.
You know that you have a loyal friend when you don't have to talk to him every day, when you don't have to spend every minute of every hour with him, but when you can spend days, weeks or months apart and when you finally meet to feel this sense of belonging - as if you had never been apart.
Your loyal friend is that one person in your life that you first go to to talk about that stupid text message your husband sent you.
It's that person in your life who ends up loving you even though they know how crazy you are. It is that one friend who will stay true to your relationship forever and ever.
And when you introduce him to a new friend you've just met, he won't be jealous because he really enjoys being in the company of all of your closest friends.
He knows he will always be your BFF no matter what, and you don't have to reassure him how important and special he is to you.
Faithful friends are those friends whose main concern is to improve your friendship and not just leave when the going gets tough.
One of my favorite Bible verses about friendship found at Proverbs 18:24 explains this: “He who has many companions endangers himself; but there is a friend who is more devoted than a brother ”.
But true, loyal people know that sticking together in difficult times, rather than just giving up, makes a friendship stronger and stronger.
True friends never give up their friendship. They find a way to get it to work and they never give up until everything is back to how it used to be.
A loyal friend never forgets to answer the phone when you need their help or advice.
There are no excuses like: I've been busy doing this and that.... because he knows you would never do that to him if he were in the same situation.
And even if they really couldn't answer the phone, a real friend never forgets to call you later.
His priority is your well-being and happiness, and he never keeps you waiting because he is a loyal friend to the bone.
He doesn't just think of himself and doesn't just call when he needs something.
He is always there for you, ready to give you a hand and help you fight against evil forces and people.
Faithful friends bury your secrets deep in their hearts, and under no circumstances will they abuse your trust.
You can tell them anything you want without worrying that half of the city will somehow find out about it tomorrow.
Your secrets are safe with them because their hearts and intentions are pure.
They don't pretend to be your real friends just to collect your "personal information" and share it with other people.
True friends are those friends who never give you cause for suspicion.
When you have something important to say, you never think twice.
You just give them a call or go to them and tell them everything on your mind, knowing that your secrets are safe with them because their wonderful hearts are the safest places on the planet.
Loyal friendship inspires you to become a better person.
Loyal friends don't judge you (for any reason), and they don't make you feel less important.
Instead, they inspire you to become a better person and the best version of yourself.
If you do something wrong, they won't just be quiet and watch you fall.
They will alert you to your wrong choices and will not give up until you understand what they are trying to tell you.
Loyal friends don't force you to do something you don't like just because they do it.
They understand that everyone makes their own decisions, and they respect yours.
They respect you and love you for who you really are - not what they want you to be.
They love your quirks and flaws because that's what makes you so unique in their eyes.
They know these are your trademarks and they do their best to promote your authenticity.
To be loyal to friends means to be loyal to something you believe in, not because you should, but because you want to.
It means hugging, cursing, screaming, crying and bleeding together because you believe in your special friendship and you don't want to go through all of these things with anyone else.
It means doing stupid things just to laugh later at how stupid you really are, and enjoy that moment with pride and even more fun.
Being loyal to your friends means getting up, falling down, and getting up again no matter how many times you've fallen.
It means always supporting and understanding one another no matter what, because if you don't, you know that no one else will.
It means being together on stupid things, in good times, in bad times, in relaxed times, and in blood times.
It means wiping each other's tears from each other and planning revenge together, because that's what loyal friends do.
Loyal friends feel each other's pain and share tears.
They are not afraid to cry in front of each other and be vulnerable because they know they are the strongest when they are together.
They know it will help you remember all the beautiful old moments and they know how to turn your tears into a smile.
And they are ready to take revenge on the whole world with you if necessary, because that is what loyal friends do.
They don't give a shit what other (irrelevant) people think.
They do what they have to do and they do it because they really want to.
Your happiness is a reflection of their own, and your bodies and souls are united in it.
Yes, that's what it means to be a loyal friend.
So don't forget to treat your friends the way they treat you - with respect, love, and trust.
You may never find someone as amazing as they are in your life again, so don't waste your time thinking that they could blame you for not being there for them.
Go and show him how much you value him, go and show the world that you love him and that your friendship is really special.
Let's sum up the whole thing with one of the most beautiful quotes about loyal friends of Maurice R. Franks:
“Loyalty cannot be mapped out. It cannot be produced on an assembly line.
Actually it cannot be produced at all, because its origin is the human heart - the center of self-respect and human dignity. "
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