Friends for Keeps

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As I reflect on one my new year’s resolution of being a better friend, I am also editing my friendship list because I’ve learnt that not everyone I call a friend has actually been a friend to me. I realise that there are some friendships that don’t add value to my life, therefore, decided to remove. I would rather have a handful of genuine friends than a hundred of fake ones.

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Friends who become sisters

I am letting go friends:

  • On social media who send friendship requests and never interact but only lurk through my photos and posts without liking them, then stalk friends who interact. I am not sure what they look for……my life must be very interesting to some.
  • In real life who don’t have time for a chitchat but have time to vent and when they call I am lucky to even get a ‘how are you? They usually get right to venting then, bye, thanks for listening!
  • Who come in my life because they can get something from me with no intentions of giving back
  • who I go out of my way to for but are never there when I need them.
  • who just never show support in anything I do, be it in small projects or cheering me on my runs etc but want support from me. Some have never even liked a single social media post or even looked at this blog at all! Most of the support I’ve gotten on the blog and the Instagram blog page, is from people I don’t know through support groups.
  • who just want access to me…..friends who are only my friends when the conditions are good for them
  • I never hear from until they need a favour and Doreen is the only one who can bail them out.

I am keeping friends who:

  • know me better I than I know myself.
  •  are there before I call and are there when I need them
  • don’t judge me but support me in whatever circumstances and in everything I do.
  • go out of their way for me, in ways I can’t even explain.
  • make me laugh when all I want to do is cry
  • call and stay online for hours just to check up on a sister and make sure she’s okay
  • put their own problems aside and take time to find out what’s happening in DD’s life
  • made this blog happen by encouraging me to just go for it when I was doubting myself thinking it was a stupid idea and continue to encourage me to keep writing

 

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Friends who become family

 

 

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Choose friends that add value to your life and let go of the ones that don’t. You don’t need hundreds of friends, you only need a handful of genuine friends

 

Stay blessed

DeeDee

 

 

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