fond of sending TAs.
082214 // 3rd birthday on tumblr, happy birthday to myself.
What’s a real friend? Someone who brings out the best in you. Someone who’s always there for you, even when times in tough. Proverbs 18:24 says that they can even stay closer than a brother. Now that’s a real friend. Friends like that are hard to find and if you worry too much about being liked by everyone, you just may settle for less. So what should you look for? Well, don’t judge by its cover. Looks what’s on the inside. Look for a friend you can trust. A friend who forgives. Someone who doesn’t hold your mistake against you. When it comes to friends, one good friend is better than a hundred fake ones.
To find a real friend, you may have to look outside your comfort zone. They may be where you least expected, so be open-minded, branch out. Don’t just settle for a clone of yourself, potential friends good at hobbies or talents that you don’t have, it can be older or younger. They could be having a different background or culture so don’t limit yourself but remember real friends need to have good standing. Have you ever had a friend that took advantage of you? Or talk behind your back? Or spread lies about you? You deserve better than that, so watch out for toxic friends. Toxic friends care only about what they can get out of you, they tear you down because on the way you talk, and the way you look or even for your beliefs. Real friends aren’t like that, they like you to be yourself.
See, you need to choose smart friends, not just book smart but smart in life. They’re the kind that stands for something and they show it. Proverbs 27:17 says that true friends learn from each other, just as iron sharpens iron. They even make you a better person. So how do you get a friend like that? You can’t always expect people to reach out to you; you need to take the initiative. Take the first step, and start a conversation. Wait, you do need to talk but not just about yourself, ask them questions then listen, really listen. You see, listening is one of the best gifts you can give to a friend.
Now what, now it’s the time to put in some work, that’s right -work. You have to work to make this friendship growth. So be the kind of friend that’s loyal who doesn’t hold a grudge, be there for them and even when times get tough. When you do this your friendship will really grow. Philippians 2:4 says to keep an eye, not just on yourself but to take an interest on others, is what friendship is all about.
You know, you can meet a lot of people in life, its up to you to choose your friends so choose wisely, choose real friends.