Relationship: Friendship Values

Some of us are blessed with good friends. But as it happens, these friendships are taken for granted in some cases and not valued. It is similar to a case of two couples. Say one has no child even after many years of marriage and the other has many children, more than they can manage. What do you think? Will the couple with many children value the children as much as the couple which has none? Everything is relative in life. We value what we don’t have and give less valuable to what is freely available with us. Friendship is one such relationship.Why should we value friendships? What qualities does a good friend bring in our relationship that makes the friendship so valuable? Let us examine some of these.
Judgment – a good friend is rarely judgmental. We can be open in our behavior with our good friends because we know that they will not judge us. We can enjoy this freedom only with friends. It is nothing short of a blessing, because with other people our actions and behavior are always calculated and guarded and that takes away lot of pleasure from our life.
Share Sorrow and losses – A friend can be depended upon to share all our problems and sorrows. This sharing may not reduce the impact of loss but helps us to unburden ourselves. This is no small gift of friendship. Once I saw the image of a man left alone in the village after an earthquake. The whole villages got killed except this man. With who, will this man share his sorrow? A friend gives us this gift.
Hope – During our times of trouble, only a friend comes forward and gives us encouragement and hope. With that inspiration one begins afresh. At times in life when we feel totally devastated and hopeless, and when our self-esteem reaches a big low, a friend helps us regain confidence in ourselves.
Friendship is a great asset. But Much under valued and always taken for granted. Why? Because everybody has friends, rather most of us have. In comparison, money is valued a lot, because not all of us have it. But friendship can at times prove to be a bigger and better asset than money.
To have a true friend is the greatest comfort in the world. Even if you lose all your money, your friend will remain with you. Your friend will support you when you need it most. He/she will do it without your asking for it. Because that is friendship. When we are born, our greatest friend is our mother. She takes care of us under all circumstances and protects us at times by giving away her life. Friendship is like that.
as we grow older, we begin making friends. With some of them we have disputes. With others we are dissatisfied. With very few, we remain friends for life. With that kind of friend, we are assured of help whenever we need it. We also have to be prepared to do that. Friendship is not a one way street. It demands commitment from both the friends. But the fruits of friendship are very sweet and the fruit drops from the tree only when we are most hungry.
We all have friends. A lot gets talked about friendships. Everyone wants a true friend, and many of us believe that we have a friend who can be called a true friend. What kind of relations do friends share? When can we call a friend a true friend, and when can our friends take us as their true friend. After a romantic relationship, friendships are the most important relationships we can have. Though all of us have family and distant family, most of us rely on friends for advice, comfort and inspiration. How do we define a relation that can be called as one of true friendship?
The very first sign of a very good friend, not necessarily a true friend is that we are not worried about courtesies. You will call your friend at any hour and talk without any thought of time in your mind. Similarly, whenever you need support, you will call a very good friend and ask him/her to help you out. They expect the same from you. Another important trait of such relations is that we are not much worried about exposing ourselves. We speak about everything in our mind without worrying about what our friends will think. We are sure that they will take our talk in the spirit it was made. We are unguarded and open with friends in our talk.
A true friend is a little more than a very good friend. A true friend will support you even if it hurts his/her own interest. A true friend will understand your motives and needs and will be with you without any analysis or criticism. A true friend will come forward to help without any request and be with us in need without showing it or expecting anything in return. With a true friend, you can be sure that you will get help to the extent possible by him/her. Nothing will remain unturned. A mother is a true friend of her children. If we share such relations with an adult we can say that we are true friends.
A true friend makes no excuses of having work or appointments or anything but will be with you whenever you need him/her. In your hour of desperation, a true friend will support you even if the whole world opposes you. A true friend is not an opportunist. A true friend means to have someone who is like mother, as I said earlier. Instead of having hundreds of good friends, if you have a true friend, treat yourself lucky. If you can also become a true friend of someone, you will be blessed, because it is much easier for all of us to expect but very difficult to give. Be a true friend yourself first.
Friendship and love. Both are so much related to each other. And both are so dissimilar! What are the differences between friendship and love? Is platonic friendship possible between persons of opposite sex? Let us try and understand.
What is friendship? Why do we call a person our friend? When do we call someone a very good friend? If we care for a person, if we are always ready to help that person and if we share most of our thoughts with a person, they are our good friends. We can always count upon our good friends in an emergency. We are always sure that our friend will understand why we acted in a certain way. We need not explain anything to our very good friends. The friendship is so deep and the relationship is so intimate, that most of the things are automatically understood by our friends.
What about love? In a relationship of deep love, all the sharing that we discussed above are taken for granted. But love transcends all this. During love, we are attached with a particular person, while in friendship, one may have many friends. A loving relationship makes one so much attached to the other, that one gets pained if his/her beloved is hurt! Love also involves a physical element. Friendship does not have that. This is a vital difference. Nature gives us love so that the specie can go forward. Nature does not give us friendship.
Your heart beats will never increase in anticipation of meeting your friend. You will not lie awake at night thinking about your friend. You will not feel totally lost, if you don’t meet your friend for a few days. You will not have dreams in your eyes thinking about your friend. But in love, you will do all this and much more. Indeed, there is no comparison between love and friendship.
We are all social animals. Not many of us think about prisons. Why is prison life a punishment? Because you cannot move around and meet people. With friendship, we break the barrier that stops us sharing our life with others. During early childhood, only mother is enough. But observe the pain on the face of a child who has no friends to play with, and you will realize why friends are so important? Why does even a small child need friends? He/she can surely play with parents and enjoy life? Friends are needed because most of them are from the same age group and we relate better with people of our age group. Give it a thought.
Many of us carry a childhood friendship in our adult life. That gives us an opportunity to share memories of the childhood spent together. That’s why, when we meet a old childhood friend after a long time, we love to go back to our memories. We go back to those days, when things were much better. One is also known by the friends one keeps. What does this mean? This means that people of similar taste become better friends. That is a big advantage of friendship. To share thoughts about things of common interest.
Many times, some things in our life, some incidents etc. cannot be shared with anyone but friends. A friend will understand our problem and not lecture us about mistakes. A friend will be with us and will always be for us. That is friendship. Good friends share every thing in their life including the intimate details, and one who has such friends is very lucky. To share is very important. To talk, to discuss, to exchange ideas, to smile, to laugh and to cry together, we need friends. If we have good friends, we should always take care of the friendship and make the bond stronger. A friendship lost is a very big loss. We cannot go back to childhood days and make friends again. Value friends, and value the friendship as a treasure.
Connect with friends with love and care. Send them some ecards from time to time to share your care. Build and share your friendship. Treasure it.
Friendship bracelets, a fashion accessory once attributed to young girls, can now be found on the wrists of people of all ages.
Friendship bracelets are bracelets that are generally hand made by one person and then given to another as a symbol of the friendship. The bracelet can be crafted from one of a number of different materials, including beads, hemp or wool.
The bracelet is then placed on the wrist of the friend. It shouldn’t be removed manually because if it is…
Friendship bracelets, a fashion accessory once attributed to young girls, can now be found on the wrists of people of all ages.
Friendship bracelets are bracelets that are generally hand made by one person and then given to another as a symbol of the friendship. The bracelet can be crafted from one of a number of different materials, including beads, hemp or wool.
The bracelet is then placed on the wrist of the friend. It shouldn’t be removed manually because if it is that is a sign that the friendship is over. Instead it should be left on and if it falls off on its own, that’s not considered damaging to the friendship.
There are many friendship bracelets craft kits available for purchase. These usually contain all the basics for making friendship bracelets. Young girls especially like receiving these kits for gift. It allows them to make several friendship bracelets which they can then share with the best buddies.
Friendship bracelets have also become popular as a way for a person to show they are smitten with another. Many teenage boys and girls make a friendship bracelet and then present it to the person they like. It’s assumed that if you accept the bracelet you are also interested. Many teenagers are sporting them.
The color of friendship bracelets can be varied. Many are made from hemp or rope with the addition of colorful beads. The bracelets themselves are a tan color while the beads are said to reflect the personality of the person who gave the bracelet.
The process of making the friendship bracelets isn’t complicated at all. There are many instructional booklets available that detail the process.
Most friendship bracelets are comprised of a number of knots in the material. Once you’ve made one bracelet it’s fairly simple to make more. It’s a matter of practice.
One of the simplest types of friendship bracelets to make involves looping the cording or rope through a serious of beads. Once you’ve completed attaching all of the beads you then tie off the ends.
Glue is often used as a reinforcing agent during the making of friendship bracelets. It also acts as an agent that stops the cord or rope from unraveling.
The majority of friendship bracelets are simply tied onto the wrist. Once the bracelet is completed the person giving it will hold it around their friend’s wrists and tie it at an appropriate length. It’s important to be careful not to tie the bracelet snugly around the wrist. There should be some room left under the bracelet to run a finger through. No one wants the friendship bracelet they gave to cut off the circulation of their recipient.
Adults are also beginning to wear friendship bracelets. They can be a gift from one person to another or they can also be purchased ready made and worn yourself. In addition to being a reminder of a fond childhood memory they actually go well with many casual outfits.
Friendship bracelets can be worn by anyone regardless of gender or age. They are a lovely way of showing your feelings for another person. They are also an interesting and innovative fashion accessory.