March 16, 2014
Definition of “friend” according to Merriam-Webster:
a : one attached to another by affection or esteem
b : acquaintance
c : a favored companion
I am going to take the liberty of adding another meaning to this word:
Because to have a true friend is to be given the ability to be yourself – to be given the acceptance to be yourself without concern that you won’t measure up or that you will disappoint.
To have a true friend means that you have someone that you can entrust all of your fears, pain, and sorrows to, as well as your dreams and hopes, knowing that there is no need to hold back for fear of judgment.
To have a true friend enables you to see the world through another set of eyes and to experience joy and sadness both in a new dimension that expands and strengthens your own.
To have a true friend shows us the magnitude of selflessness and the amazing capacity of the human spirit to love and give and nurture…
Never underestimate the power of a friend…