When someone says the word “friend” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Ease of communication; the warmth of knowing someone is there in need; or the ability to just be “you” around them.
There are people in the world that comfort particularly in times of crisis, some are lead to teach, others pray, while some counsel.
A true friend is someone who possesses all of the above attributes. Unfortunately, there seems to be few today who have experienced a genuine “friendship”.
Those who are blessed with this unique ability to connect on an intimate level, with either the same, or the opposite sex as a close friend, will disclose the security, support, and love felt with such a person.
These individuals connect together on many levels, and share with ease what is in their hearts, and minds without fear of being exposed or condemned.
Working at developing a relationship with someone in today’s world is difficult, and at best primarily on a surface level. People are just not comfortable to share their lives let alone intimate issues.
There is an old saying “it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”. There is great wisdom and truth in that statement.
Beyond a doubt it is better to have experienced an authentic friendship in ones life time rather than live without ever having the pleasure of knowing an amazing friend. Nevertheless, if there was a falling out, the memories of the good times are treasured.
Great acting teams like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis worked together for most of their lives, but eventually had a falling out; even after many years of silence towards each other they reconciled. The relationship created in younger years overtook the disagreement between them. This is a wonderful example of a truly strong bond of friendship.
Some who have passed on without reconciling with a loving friend, due to an argument, have died of a broken heart. Life is short, and passes quickly. Reconcile while there is still time.
Even if you do not continue the friendship, wisdom gained from such an experience will prepare you for your next relationship.