*********************Being A Friend*******************
There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend.
First, an acquaintance is someone whose name you know, who
you see every now and then, who you probably have something
in common with and who you feel comfortable around. It's a
person that you can invite to your home and share things
with. But they are people who you wouldn't share your life
with, whose actions sometimes you don't understand because
you don't know enough about them.. On the other hand, a
friend is someone you love. Not that you are "in love" with
them, but you care about them and you think about them when
they are not there. The people you are reminded of when you
see something they might like, and you know this because
you know them so well. They are the people whose pictures
you have and whose faces are in your head regardless. They
are the people you see in your mind when you hear a song on
the radio because they made you go up to the person they like and ask
them to dance with them, or maybe YOU danced with them,
maybe they stepped on your toes, or just put
their head on your shoulder. They
are the people you feel safe around because you know they
care about you. They call just to see how you are doing,
because a friend doesn't need an excuse. They tell you
the truth, the first time, and you do the same. You know
that if you have a problem, they are there to listen. They are
the people who won't laugh at you or hurt you, and if they do
hurt you they try hard to make it up to you.
They are the people you love, regardless of whether you
realize it. They are the people you cried with when you got
rejected from colleges and during the last song at prom and
at graduation. They are the people that when you hug them,
you don't think about how long to hug and who's going to be
the first one to let go. Maybe they are the people that hold
the rings at your wedding, or maybe they are the people that
give you away at your wedding, or maybe they are the people
you marry. They are certainly the people that cry at your
wedding because they are happy or because they are proud or
because they are so in love. They are the people who stop
you from making mistakes and help you when you do. They are
the people whose hand you can hold, or you can hug or give
them a kiss and not have it be awkward because they
understand the things you do and they love you for them.
They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand.
They watch you live and you watch them live and you learn
from them. Your life is not the same without them.
These are your friends. How many do you have?
This is not a chain letter, this is from the heart.
Send it to the people who are your friends, who used to
be your friends, who need friends or just people who need
something to make them realize that they have friends.