forever friends

Soppy and cheesy post alert……

“Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship. When you’re down and the world seems dark and empty, your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. You have a forever friend, and forever has no end.”

I think this is beautiful. A little cheesy, but beautiful none the less. Made more beautiful by the fact that right now, i have two or three of those “forever friends”. And i’m not going to lie, it does make me feel pretty good! Another few quotes I came across earlier also confirmed just how special some people in my life are to me!

“A true friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you, even when you are fooling everyone else.”

I’ve been struggling quite a bit this past week or so, and there are 3 or 4 people who no matter how many times I say “i’m fine”, just haven’t believed me. And I am very very grateful for their love and support. It would be so easy for them to just believe me when I say I’m okay, but they know me so well and care about me so much that they dig a bit deeper and truly support me. I’d say that’s real friendship.

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable”

I also love this, given that often i’m not quite sure what the right words to say are. I’ve realised lately, and been reminded by this quote, that often, all you need to do is be there. Even through the silence (as long as it’s not an awkward silence…that’s where the difference lies between real friends or not i guess…) you can say everything you need to.

And i’m going to end it with this one:

“Understanding is deeper in knowledge. There are many people that know you, but there are very few who understand you.”

I love this. These same few people i keep mentioning (and i really hope that if they are reading this, they realise i’m talking about them!!!) do properly understand me and understand the weird goings on of inside my head! Scarily so in some cases. And I am so thankful to have them in my life! (today’s church sermon was about thankfulness..can you tell?!) Because frankly, life would be pretty lonely without friends. And tbh, right through school i always longed to have some proper best friends, and I am more than delighted with the ones I am privileged to call my closest friends just now. Life would be a lot harder without them, and I truly hope they are aware of just how much they mean to me!!!!!

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