What a friend makes.

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I consider myself an extremely lucky person to have several true, genuine friends.  To me, this makes me rich beyond any dollars and cents.

Here’s how you can spot a friend of mine:

They don’t expect anything in return for anything they do for me – ever.

They don’t keep score about anything related to money – ever.

They don’ t keep track of who called who last – ever.

They don’t brag or make themselves feel better by putting me down – ever.

They accept me for all my flaws (and I have plenty) and they don’t want to change me or teach me a lesson of any sort – ever.

If they are worried or concerned about me, they reach out – beyond texts and emails or “I’m here if you need me” niceties.  They know when I might need to hear their voice, even if it’s just leaving a message with no expectation of a return call.

They are beautiful people  at their core, and being with them makes me feel better about myself and the world around me.

For these friendships, I am truly grateful.

Friendships are the sprinkles on the cookie of life.

Got any friends like this?

22 thoughts on “What a friend makes.

  1. What a great post! Your list of qualities is wonderful. I am blessed to have a group of friends who fit that to a “T.” We’ve know each other for 20+ years 🙂

  2. I’m lucky like you. It has become a joke among my closest friends (who don’t really know each other) that I have more BFFs than anyone. But it takes effort to cultivate those relationships. And I know if ever I needed something at 3 am, I have lots of friends I could count on to be there. I wish everyone had that.

  3. That just described Annette & I. Twenty two plus years ago. I am glad you recognize your good fortune. Friends like that are hard to find. Hold on tight!

  4. Love that list and so true.. i have 2 gal-pals that fit this category and life would be so empty without them 🙂

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