One of my favorite quotes of all time is,
“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~Oprah
The best indicator of a true friend is if they are there for you when times are bad, as well as when times are good. If things are going great, or if you have something to offer or share, it is inevitable there will be a lot of people who will profess to be your friend, or act the part. However, if and when misfortune strikes, the friend list may dwindle a little…or a lot. It is during those times, you will discover who is truly there for you through thick and thin.
When two people marry, they take vows to love, honor, comfort, keep in sickness and health and be true to one another. There is no vow for friendship; you either are a friend or you’re not. Some value the meaning of the word…..
…..and, unfortunately, some do not. If someone is going through a bad situation, this is the time they need their friends the most. If you call yourself a friend to someone, but, turn a blind eye when they are going through a stressful situation, then that is what is called a “fair-weather” friend.
Always be there for those you call a friend; reach out and offer assistance. You may not be able to offer assistance financially; and, due to distance, you may not even be able to offer a hug – but, in any way you can, make it known that you care and will do whatever is in your capability, to help with their situation. It sometimes may be just as simple as a call to say, “I care and I’m thinking of you.” Just be there in “good times” and “bad times”. You would want your friends to do the same for you. ♥
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Thank you and many blessings.