A true friend doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. They tell you what you need to hear. They challenge you to help you grow. The challenges aren’t always easy to hear though. It can be hard to put aside our pride and really take to heart what they tell us, but we need it so badly.
True friends give you the benefit of the doubt. When you’ve said something hurtful, they don’t assume that you set out to hurt them or meant it in a negative way, they assume you meant it in the best way possible and come to you with the issue.
True friends also listen, and when they’ve hurt you they apologize from the bottom of their heart. They feel terrible that they could have hurt you. And in many situations both sides were hurt, and that’s when its time for you to apologize.
True friends are a hard thing to come by, and when you have them, you don’t want to let go. Sometimes though, problems arise, and for their own good you have to let go. Its one of the most heartbreaking things to go through, but you hope that someday they’ll look back and be thankful you did, and see you did it out of love for them.
Losing friend is a hard trial to face, and it can be so easy to point the finger and say that the problem was them, when it wasn’t them at all.
True friends do all these things out of nothing but love, and I only wish everyone realized that.
“An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.” ~ Proverbs 27:5-6
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” ~ Proverbs 27:17