Just recently I talked to a friend who has been going through some tough times. Since I know he has been struggling as of late, I have tried to make it a priority to check up on him regularly and see how he is doing. This past week as we were about to hang up the phone, he said, “Thanks for staying loyal and being a true friend”. I didn’t think much of it. Which is probably more of a testament to my parents, as they have tried to raise me on the basis of being a good person.
However, as I sat in bed, I could not help but think about what my friend had said to me. It got me thinking about how grateful I am to have the people in my life that I do. The ‘friends’ I do have, who are more like family to me, are second to none. These are the people that have stayed around through the thick and thin. The people that have been around during my successes. The people who have been around during my failures. The people who reached out to me when I needed it the most. The people that are constantly motivating me to become better in all aspects of my life. The people that possess true loyalty, trustworthiness, honesty, guidance, dependability, and most of all, are genuine.
These types of people are your true friends.
They are ‘THE REAL ONES’