FRIENDSHIP

Some friends mean well, but they don't seem to
be readily available, when needed the most.
Other friends are there only occasionally if you
are in some kind of dire need or emergency.
Real friends don't let you feel alone, in spirit,
they are emotionally available with sincere concern
at all times. There are some friends that will help
you by voluntarily taking the lead and allowing you
to have a desperately needed rest.

Friends are few and far between. Although we have
a lot of acquaintances. Real friends are so very rare.
Acquaintances smile and talk a good game, but are
never really available at the meaningful important
times. Friends, true friends, make every effort to be
there for each other in times of needfulness and strife.
They love and help each other during the happy times
as well as the downhearted and heart-breaking times.

Friends are not like abundant fruit that grow on
trees, they are hand picked from all over the universe.
Always show thankfulness and love for the true
friends that you are fortunate enough to have. Friends
don't judge each other on status of financial position or
outward personal appearances. Real friends judge each
other on the merits of the quality of their hearts and the pure
goodness of their souls.

I give total and complete thanks for the few people that I can
truly depend on as friends. And try to be ever cognizant of the
importance of being just as good a friend to them. Friendship
is one of the most important human interactions that we as
humans will ever experience. If we could all remember to be
the kind of friend we would love to have, how much more
meaningful friendship would really be.

by: Debbie Wilson
6-27-96