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?
You are a gem and I am so glad to know you.
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 🙂
Thanks. Glad you too are blessed and that you liked the post!
I do have friends like this and they are what makes life so incredibly beautiful 😀
Your post makes me think of Barnacle and Maladjusted.
yes, her name is tammie. thanks for including my ceramic work in your post!
Thanks for the pic!
They are like gold! It’s good to have them!
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.
Lucky indeed. 🙂
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!
Love that list and so true.. i have 2 gal-pals that fit this category and life would be so empty without them 🙂
Definitely makes life richer.
I completely relate. I’ve very pleased with my posse, too. They’re reliable and they always have my back.