Whew, it feels so good to get that out in the open! ;0)
I was recently watching the movie Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure with my sister. When I heard a short poem that really caught my attention. It read
The greatest treasures are not gold nor jewels nor works of art.
They cannot be held in your hands, they are held within the heart.
For worldly things will fade away and seasons come and go,
But the Treasure of True Friendship will never lose it's glow!!
I am lucky enough to have a few true friends. My friends aren't ones I see every day. In fact I very rarely see my friends, but I once read a saying that said, "Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there." This is how I feel about my friends. I don't have to see them often to know that if I were in trouble and needed them they would be there no matter what. My favorite thing about friends you don't see very often is that when you do see them, it feels like you just hung out yesterday!
I have been working hard to be a more positive person lately and as I've changed I am noticing that I'm much more sensitive to negative people. I just don't have the tolerance for their negative energy that I used to. It seeps into me and then I start feeding off a negative energy, I don't like myself in those moments. I've been making more of an effort to surround myself with positive people, so we can feed off that positive energy rather than always dwelling in the negative. Having said that we all have bad days where we just want to scream at the world and run to our room crying. On those days it's the good friend who patiently lets us have our moment and then when the time is right swoops in and cheers us up.
Friends are definitely a part of life that none of us can live without. We all need friends to spend time with, to cheer us up, to share exciting news with, etc. Great friends have many different characteristics, but one thing they all have in common is love. True friends love no matter what.