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Onee's Writing Challenge: How I Describe "Friendship"

Friendship is a word that people often use, and often even they use it thoughtlessly. Especially in the virtual media.
We get friendship requests from people, we hardly ever know.
The word friendship got a new meaning during the last years.

I always struggle to call it friendship when I just met someone.

Sincere friendship needs patience and time for growing.

A real friendship is precious. Often, we have a wide circle of acquaintances, but only a few people are in our close circle of friends.

So I want to tell you what friendship means to me.

True friendship means knowing each other very well, loyalty, trust, patience, listening, compassion, familiarity, empathy, and also forgiveness.

We can not choose which family we are born into, but we can choose our friends. We should do that very carefully because there is no better gift than true friendship.

Friendship is like a tree. The tree's height is not important but the depth of its roots. ( Borrowed from a quote I read.) If a storm bends the tree, its strong roots will hold it.

The best way to keep a friendship stable and alive is honesty and respect. We must not always agree with everything our friends do, but we can try to understand why they do so.
But friendship is not a one-way direction. We may expect the same from our friends. Friendship means to be there for each other, in good and bad times.

There are many quotes about Friendship.
The followings are my favorite. (It's not exactly translated from German to English, only similar.)

"A friend is the one who knows the song of your life and sings it for you when you have forgotten its lyrics or melody."

"Friendship is a door between two people. She can sometimes creak, she can pinch, but she is never locked. (Balthasar Gracian y Morales ")


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Comment by andy on February 15, 2019 at 16:55
That's right Rose, a friend in need is a friend indeed and it's not easy to get such a friend.
Comment by Rose Iris on February 13, 2019 at 21:13

Hi, andy.

Ähnliches Foto

Isn't it true?

Comment by andy on February 13, 2019 at 17:39

True friendship needs patience and time for growing, yes this is absolutely right. Overtime , we will find finally see the real faces of our friends, some are just friends for parties, some are just friends in businesses, and if you are lucky enough, you will meet some true friends, they will be encouraging you, and always be there when you are really in need. Truly, till now I have only a true friend and I thanks God for having a friend like him.

Comment by Rose Iris on February 6, 2019 at 21:28

Hi, SNR.

Thanks for commenting on my post about friendship, and for your agreement.

Comment by Rose Iris on February 6, 2019 at 21:26

Hello, Satya.
Thanks for your interest in my post and your comment on it.
You wrote I had stolen your thoughts about what Friendship means to you. That's the best evidence that the value of friendship is the same...no matter where we live.

Comment by SNR on February 6, 2019 at 11:51

Hi Rose, 

Impressive, I do agree with each word of the description of friendship given by you. :)))

Comment by Satya on February 6, 2019 at 11:47

Dear Mam,

Here I just want to write you, you have just stolen my thoughts. the same i feel and to be very cautious to use the world friendship. Well here i would like to tell you that my mother tounge is Hindi and in hindi friend is called Dost, Mitra etc. I always avoid to call anyone as my friend as i believe that A friend has great responsibility in his shoulder to facilitate the path of his friend towards the progress. Progress can be defined in many ways, but I would like to end my thoughts as i consider myself everyone's friend and love everyone in this universe as i understand my responsibilities towards them very well but don't accept anyone's call as friend of me as i know in today's fast world everyone used this word so frequently without understand his duty towards friend.

I would like to say that you have correctly defined this word. I am looking forward to your great thoughts.


Comment by Mishaikh on February 5, 2019 at 22:06
Yes Rose it is from one of my over 400 blogs.
Comment by Rose Iris on February 5, 2019 at 21:29

Hi, Mishaikh.

Either I've read it once in one of your blogs or somewhere else. I like it. It witnesses loyalty among real friends.

Thanks a lot.

Comment by Rose Iris on February 5, 2019 at 21:24

Dear bet.

You ask what would be if you meet me. I would invite you for a cup of coffee or tea...of course.

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