What Is Considered A Friend

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What is the definition of friendship;

Friendship is a personal relationship shared between each friend for the welfare of other, in other words, it is the relationship of trust, faith and concern for each other feelings. It is a relationship of mutual caring and intimacy among one another. A friend is one who knows you as a person and regards you for what you are and not what he or she is looking in a good friend. Best friend is one who accepts the good as well bad qualities of his friend and also takes an initiative in correcting and mending them. Friendship is a distinctive kind of concern for your friend, it is a relationship of immense faith and love for each other.

Friendship is all about how much you care and understand each other. It is a pure relationship, which would make your friend smile, feel good as to how much you love him and care for him. It is all about talking, listening and building up a strong relationship loyalty among each other. It is string of love which develops gradually with each others involvement. In certain cases friendship may not last for a longer period and might end up or lose its prime importance of love and regard for each other. There are some friendships which might end with unresolved conflicts and tiffs which means that these type of relationship were not so strong that could hold on their own in adversity and bad times. Friendship is not about merry-making and fun it involves equal loyalty from both the partners.

It should be understood that not all friends are best friends. One might come across numerous number of friends in his life but there are very few who will be their during your ups and down. How one should recognize your best friend the one who will understand your strengths and shortcomings and would be with you in all your good and bad phases of life.

A true friendship does not consist of a huge number of friends you keep but it is valued by its worth and capability to hold you and stand by you in all phases of life.That said finding a best friend from among your friends is the hardest task to do.A lot of people say that the best friends automatically come closer from among a group of friends and you will never have to make an extra effort to do find one. That is how the strong bond between true friends is formed.

Can you have a friend without ever meeting

Does this friend keep your heart beating

Do you have to see their face to see

Do you have to beg on bended knee

Can you accept the words they say

Can this type of friend brighten your day

Can your heart break when their days gone bad

Can you feel their joy and the pain they had

Do we have to know where others live

Do we need their history in order to give

Friends come in many shapes and forms

Not all are formed in the way of norm

Friends I have met here on this page

Friend I have made through a working wage

Friends I have known all of my days

All I know is this is what I need

To know that someone cares and planted the seed.

Terry Shepherd


Thank-you to all of you who have decided to step out in faith and plant the seed. I have gone through so much grief, pain and sadness. I don’t know what I would do without you. Words of encouragement go far. Prayers are always accepted. Truth is spoken. The heart is touched. Healing begins. Faith is made stronger.


40 thoughts on “What Is Considered A Friend

  1. Wonderful post Terry… Friendships are all that you said …and it is also knowing when a friend is trying to help you even if seemingly ‘tough’ words are sometimes said. It is knowing that your friend still loves and cares for you regardless. Having a bond that will not break…..Diane


    • I like to have at least one very close friend, which I am lucky, I do. I like other friends that I can say just about everything on my mind, and then there are the casual friends that I can say, yeah, I know them. hehe


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  3. I am lucky to have a few friends who keep me going through the storms and are there to laugh together in sunshine. Beautiful post Terry! beautiful writing, just lovely 🙂


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