Good Friends

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy
and the dividing of our grief.
~ Cicero

What is a friend?  To me it is someone who knows our faults and still sees the divine in you.  A friend will love you despite your imperfections.  A friend is someone who is there for you when you have the courage to ask for help.  A friend is also someone who can say no to you and still remain a friend.

A friend points out your imperfections, not to blame you for them but to help you become better at what you are doing, just as a coach would talk to an athlete.  A friend always answers your calls even when you are driving them crazy.

A friend never talks about who is right but rather listens to how you are feeling.  A friend will not judge without taking the time to understand and can forgive, let go of the past, and continue to love.  Probably the most important thing a friend does is never to abandon you, no matter what you do.

Do something to acknowledge a good friend today, and remember to be one as well.

~ Bernie