Have you ever wondered what friendship is? We tend to make many friends at many stages of life, and the meaning of friendship keeps changing all through life, and also its meaning varies for person to person, situations to situations & stages to stages. But does it mean really changed?
In kindergarten, your idea of a good friend was the person who let you have the red crayon when all that was left with you was the ugly black one.
In first grade, your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the washroom with you and held your hand as you walked through scary walls.
Later in senior school, the idea of a good friend was the person who changed his schedule so you would have someone to sit with at lunch.
At graduation level, your idea of a good friend was the person who was crying on the inside but managed the biggest smile one could give you as they congratulated you for the thing which is predictable for them, and now suddenly become unpredictable.
And then, your idea of a good friend is still the person who holds your hand when you’re scared, helps to fight of those who try to take advantage of you, thinks of you at times when you are not there, and reminds you of what you have forgotten. And also helps you to put your past behinds you, stays with you so that you have confidence and helps you become a better person. And most importantly, loves you.
And the most important aspect of friendship is the friends of social networking sites, where, your idea of a good friend is measured in likes, comments, notes or followers; & no. of friends are like 1000-2000 friends on face-book , the great counting list & we think that still we need something or someone truthful in life?
No matter where you go or what you become, never forget those who helped you when you needed them most. There’s a never a wrong time to pick up a phone or send a message telling your friends how much you miss them and how much you love them. Friendship is an integral part of our life and we should always maintain it. It brings happiness in life as it always said the most important relation after blood relation is friendship.
One must always be grateful to and love those who have been with one through thick and thin. And to use a cliché, the dictum ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’ has to be lived in your real life and also supports when sometimes you say that “YOU’RE OKAY” but you want someone to look in your eyes, hug you tight and say, “NO, YOU’RE NOT”.