How Do You Value A Friend?
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."
Friendship is one of the most wonderful human attachments in life. It springs from mutual thoughts and interests toward various aspects. As the wise man once said that many people will walk in and out of our lives but only true friends will leave beautiful footprints in our hearts.
Everybody wants happiness in the real world and one sure way to find it is through friendship. Perhaps friendship is a matter of understanding and valuing among people while maintaining desirable social relations. But, how do you value a friend?
"Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold."
A quote by John Parry says that make new friends but keep the old for both of them are silver and gold. Friendship springs from mutual thoughts and interests. A lot of people may come and go in life but a true friend would always leave a beautiful mark in our hearts.
Personally, I value a friend just like silver and gold. I truly value friendship just like a precious and priceless collection. Old friends are like gold and new friends are like silver whose value never depreciates through time. It does not matter how many people may come and go in my life but it is through real friends that I was able to appreciate my journey in an amazing world.
But it is sad to know that there are really friends who choose to value you for their own gain, that is why oftentimes I am really selective when in comes to choosing friends as I keep my circle small for there is nothing more merrier than sharing laughter with my true friends. It is better to have one friend who stays loyal than many friends who betrays me. And that betrayal is a gravest sin that one commits against a friend.
Have you ever experienced being betrayed? Betrayal is one of the most painful part of friendship. It is not easy to gain friends who befriend you just for the benefits and it is not really very easy to be betrayed. I admit that I have been hurt many times because of betrayal. My heart bleeds for trusting someone who broke my heart and I am left with a decision to mend it again while leaving me hanging somewhere.
Perhaps it usually happened when my so called friends see me as a competition while I see them as my loving family and loved ones. No matter how good we are to a person, there would always be those kind of people who are like snakes bringing poison in our lives. A friend who betrays is a snake that stabs in the back and spill the beans. But we just have to accept a painful reality for through betrayal we are learning to be selective and choose only the real friends on our circles.
Moreover, despite being betrayed I value a friend just like silver and gold. I always choose to value a friend who stays with me through the good and bad times. I value a friend who always finds time to connect no matter how far the distance is. And it is not how long we have been together but it is how we value each other while staying true to life.
In conclusion, life becomes better and happier with friends as this is one of the most wonderful human attachments in life. Regardless of how we value friends, what really matters is how we stay true to the friendship without embracing betrayal. Thus, the most valuable gift in life is a loyal friend who always leaves with all the beautiful footprints in our hearts.
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