What is friendship for me?
True friends leave an indelible mark upon your soul. True friends contribute and give of themselves. They accept you for the way you are. If they think you have crossed a line, they will tell you. As we say in the UK: A friend in need is a friend indeed. They instinctively know what you need without you having to tell them. They give because they care – not because they should.
Is a good friend perfect? Of course not. Do they get everything right all the time? Should they even try to do that? No. True friendship is about learning from one another and sharing with one another. Laughing with one another, crying with one another and sometimes getting mad at one another. All these feelings and experiences create a bond.
True friendship knows no bounds. When they are thinking of you, you will see their face, or the other way around, when you are thinking about a friend and you have contact you will see their face in your mind. Loving memories and fond memories stay with us forever.
Sometimes we have to say farewell, because we have to continue our journey. Parting can be sad, it can be emotional, but depending on the reason it can also be exciting. As life moves on it takes people in different directions, but distance cannot break that feeling of friendship.
“Something that has indelible touched the soul can never be removed.
For every friend I have they have opened a room in my heart, as I knock on the door of any given room, they are wating there to meet me, the memories of an old friend. I often visit these rooms and think about those that have moved on to spirit, as well as those who are still in life. I am so thankful for having shared some of their time here on earth. Something that has indelible touched the soul can never be removed.
All the gifts I have received from students and others that I have met over the years, when I look at these objects, it brings back happy memories of the kindness that was shown. These memories are still strong within my mind. Many of these things have been placed in a glass cabinet, where they can be seen every day. As I walk into my workroom and look at this class cabinet and the objects, it gives me really good energy to start the day.
Good friends will always have a place in my heart. Friendship is so important. I believe I would not be where I am today without the contribution and influence from my friends. Friendship is a pearl that must be taken care of and protected.
True friends stay forever, beyond words, beyond distance, beyond time (unknown quotation).