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The Fruit of Friendship February 19, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Life Balance, People.
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Tiggers-R-UsFriendship is a fluid concept, changing as we change.

At its most basic, I would define friendship as a “mutually rewarding relationship” ~ a give and take, fueled by reciprocity and generosity.

Friendships blossom in comfortable silences and shared smiles.

Friends don’t all offer us the same thing.  We may have different friends for different reasons (and seasons):

* Some lighten our load when we’ve had enough.
* Others make us laugh.
* Some offer a shoulder to cry on and bring us soup when we’re sick.
* Others tease us and remind us not to take ourselves too seriously.
* Some are trusted confidantes.
* Others share our love of art, music, dance, books.

The occasional few do ALL those things (and more).  These keepers, like Hobbes, become our BFFs ~ Best Friends Forever.

Friendships ripen over time, developing depth of character with age.  They improve our journey, no matter the length of the road.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Thoughts on Friendship (Lisa A. Kramer)