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Friends

The word “friend” seems to have a different meaning today. It sort of seems to mean “person I know”.


And I guess some people genuinely think that’s what a friend is - maybe someone you live near who you see a fair bit


Anyone who has a real friend knows friends are so much more than that


Friends are people who are there for you to share happy times


Friends are people who are there for you to share sad times


Real friends are people who would never believe or spread stories about you without checking the veracity with you


People who are ok just to be with you when that’s what you need. People you can turn to, no matter what time of day or night. People who answer their phone or who reply


And importantly it’s the other way around too


Friends are people who call or text us when they are hurting or sad. And when they are happy and want to share


Sometimes in life we find out who our friends are - I know I’ve written about this before


But it seems to be a lesson that I personally need to keep repeating


A friend is not competitive. A friend is caring, giving, real.


A friend’s is there for us and we are there for them. Caring, giving and real


The phrase “fair weather friend” is a misnomer


Because it’s impossible to be a friend and also only there when it’s convenient


So notice your friends


Make sure you’re there for them


Call them if you haven’t heard from them for a while


Let them know you care


We need each other.


Humans need each other


Thank you to everyone who is checking up on me, and I hope you feel I’m caring for and checking up on you too

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