Finding Power and Strength in Lasting Friendships

Throughout your lifetime, chances are you’ve had some great friendships that stick with you in your memory; hopefully, you are still friends with those individuals. A strong friendship can be one of the greatest gifts of life; having supportive people around you who help you endure hardships, celebrate victories and lend an honest ear is supremely important to lasting happiness.

A strong friendship can be one of the greatest gifts of life.

A strong friendship can be one of the greatest gifts of life.

What is a True Friendship?

Friendship is the creation of soul-to-soul love and caring; it enters into one’s emotions, feelings and actions. Without losing their identity, a friend is able to give love, honesty, playfulness, dreams, visions, understanding and compassion to another. It lasts forever; true friends are enduring in time, steadfast, loyal and committed to each other through the various and unpredictable ups and downs of life.

Friendship requires the food of mental stimulation, emotional happiness, adventure, shared experiences and good old-fashioned fun. It includes both relaxation and healthy laughter, and a shoulder to cry on during tough times. A friend is not:

  • Competitive
  • Careless
  • Envious
  • Judgmental
  • Rude
  • Taken for granted
  • Selfish
  • Un-reciprocated

With a strong friendship, the passage of time does not matter; two people can pick up where they last left off without having to explain to one another where they have been. They are allowed to pursue dreams, begin new careers and even move cities without losing the bond they have with another true friend.

This sacred bond is stronger than life or death, and is understood deeply without words. True friendship defies explanation; it exists in the evolving wholeness of life like changing rainbow colors. What is truly important is the value we place on friendship; to be there for each other through the changing seasons of life.

When you surround yourself with true friendships, you will find your life begin to fill with happiness and exuberance. Want to learn more about what makes a true friend? Pick up a copy of my books, Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time To Waste or At Home Among Sinners. I also encourage you to tell me about your friends; please share in the comments below!

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