Peace of Wisdom
The Joy of Being a Friend

By Andy Andrews

What is friendship? Webster’s first definition is simple. It’s the state of being friends. But what are “friends”?

If you’re on Facebook, you may have thousands of them. But if you’re like me, there are many you’ve never actually met! 

A real friend, however, are generally considered to be people you like and respect, who share your interests… your beliefs… or your history. 

Something sparks relationships causing them to form. But nurturing them at deeper levels in our fast-paced, technology-driven world is a challenge. Sometimes friends are too busy to respond to our calls or texts. Or they can get offended by what we post or say, and simply disappear from our lives.  

It can be disappointing to lose or feel ignored by a friend. But when we stop expecting others to demonstrate friendship in a certain way, then we stop feeling so disappointed. True friendship shouldn’t be about us anyway. It should be about caring for others. 

When we focus on being a friend to others, rather than worrying about others being a friend to us, we’re genuinely happier! 😊

Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in the joy of being a friend and the blessing of growing a friendship.