“The greatest sweetener of the human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison, his long standing friendship with Richard Steele epitomised the quote above.

We meet people in life who become part of our lives forever. People who become more than family. We meet people and there is this interconnectivity which is beyond understanding.

Amazingly, we only chance upon such people. We don’t decide, fate throws us together. There is so much relationship of affection, sharing, understanding, caring…the list goes on.

You don’t pretend, you just so are yourself and feel really comfortable to talk about anything.

We have so many friends who are not our friends. We mingle, drink, eat, talk about women, men and that’s it. We go our separate ways. That should not be confused with friendship.

Friendship means more. Not the association or casual acquaintance you have for a period of time. It goes beyond that.

As Jesse Herman Holmes said, “Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can’t prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.”

Common values are shared. A true friend will always be there to help you.

It’s common place to hear people say when my friends need help I give freely but when I need help there is none to help. That should tell you, you have no friends, you only have people you associate with. Start loving yourself and shredding the list. It’s never too late to gain a true friend. Be true to you, open up, share freely, don’t be ashamed. Look deeper, someone is knocking, wanting to be your friend.


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