Friendship is a beautiful thing, but finding friends who love and support us can be like finding a diamond in the rough- and man oh man, when we find them, we better hold onto them for life.
I recently read a quote that said, “There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.” and I thought it was so true and I wanted to right a post on it, naturally. 😉
I know that once I welcome loving friendships into my life I do view them as family, and to me, it creates a deeper and more meaningful relationship. I think there is nothing more genuine because life should be filled with meaningful and purposeful relationships. Friendship, and any relationship for that matter, should go both ways and be two sided. We should reach out to them, tell them how special they are, love them and support them, help them reach their dreams, and in return, they should do the same for us.
We should be able to talk about anything and everything to our true friends and be able to fully act ourselves and not hide anything. We shouldn’t have to put a mask on to please others when we are around them. We are all meant to live our own genuine life and never feel bad about who we are. If we find ourselves doing this we need to stop and reevaluate what exactly we are benefiting from that friendship. Sometimes it takes a little moving on to find out what we really want in life and who is actually there to support us.
It’s important to know that the friendships we need to move on from were still meant to come into our lives for some reason or another. We all have something to learn from one another, so take that and give thanks for the experiences and new found knowledge. Give thanks for past, present, and future friendships and relationships and for all the experiences, joys and memories because they help us create who we are. The Universe wouldn’t send anyone into our lives without a reason, it just might take a little digging to find it.
When the Universe sends us our most genuine friends you can just feel it and there is no other way to explain it. It’s like we’ve known them all our lives and there is just a “click”. We feel a deep connection and could never grow tired of them. When we are around them we feel our most genuine and inspired selves. There are deep and meaningful conversations that we both mutually grow and learn from, experiences that fill our souls with pure joy and happiness, and we know that we would do anything to love, support, and help them in anyway. They help us become the best version of ourselves and we do the same to them, and in the process they become like family to us.
Friends truly are just an extension of our family, but what is so unique is that we get to pick them and hand select them and welcome them into our beautiful lives. Not all friendships will be easy, some will be messy and some hard to find, but it’s what we go and grow through together that crates all of our bonds stronger. So if we’ve found our people, we need to hold them close and thank them for being in our lives.
How do you know when you’ve found a true friend? In what ways do you love and support them? How could you become a better friend?
Have a great day!