Everyone has friends. Some have a few while others have many. Some have friends who are like family while others prefer to keep friends as friends. A long-standing friendship takes interesting turns, from growing together, to growing thick, to growing apart and if you’re lucky, getting back together again. That is the cycle of a good friendship.
As I grow wiser I realise that I need to categorise my friendships, and I do. I have friends with whom I need to be ‘proper’ while with others I can just let my hair down. I have friends who are genuine, who tell me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear. I also have friends who are Frenemies, yes I am well aware that they are, and they are in my life as my reality barometers. I have friends whom I am grateful for and I had friends whom I was grateful, to be rid of.
I have friends and I have had friends.
We have 3 types of friends in life
Friends for a Reason
Friends for a Season
Friends for a Lifetime
The friends I am grateful for are
My Friends for a Reason: Like a recipe calls for specific ingredients, the reason these friends are in your life is usually for a specific cause. They need something from you. This fact used to rile me initially but no more. These basic, detached give-and-take friendships are relaxing and zero maintenance.
My Friends for a Season: I have friends who have come and gone. Fair weather friends. Friends who created rough weather. Friends who were seasonal showers and some who were storm clouds. I have enjoyed all the weathers and seasons, for the simple reason that eventually they come to pass, equipping you with enough experience to deal with their likes when they come around again.
My Friends for a Lifetime: They are my rainbows in the rain, my silver linings to hovering dark clouds and the reason my faith in friendship stays. These friendships make my world a better place.
What are the friends you’re grateful for?
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