Awww, a subject I've written on several times since I started my blog in 2006...What are the top 5 qualities that are most important in your friendships?
- A friend that is there for me, supportive. I am there for my friends and expect it from them. To be there in good and bad, happy or sad, there for the duration.
- A friend that is a good listener. A friend is one who listens to all of my joys and sorrows and does not judge. I think that is the one quality that I am best at and draws people to me.
- A friend is honest. I want someone to tell me if I'm being stupid. Be honest with me please and I will return the favor.
- Tolerance & Respect (counts as 2) Now that honesty has been said, there is also tolerance and respect that you have for your friends. No two people can have the same ideals and beliefs, EXACTLY...You have to respect a person.
I've written here before about the need of a friend that thinks of me first sometimes. A person that wants to drop in and have a cup of coffee at a moments notice. A friend that wants to go shopping, to a movie, or just have a weekend at the lake reading all day long without a word spoken, but enjoying the companionship. I envy some friendships where not a day goes by where they don't talk. I had that kind of friendship with my mother and my friend Gail. I've kind of lost that but I still have loads and loads of friendships. They are different but that is okay, it is what makes life so wonderful, having all kinds of people enriching your life. Hmmm, makes the world go 'round.