Monday

Good Quote about a real friend

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison, singer and poet  (1943 – 1971)
 
This is an amazing reminder to me of how to be a true friend. It helps me understand who my true friends are and how to be a better friend to others. Connecting with other human beings is important and taking them for how they are is a good and helpful thing to do.
 
Today I spoke to a man who has recently lost his wife, and we struggled through the language barriers, and expressed to each other things about change and loneliness and coping. We shared experiences that we had in common. He told me he could walk down this street, we were standing in, and meet his friends - any morning there would be some of them there at the coffee shop.  It was good, he said, to know they were there. As he walked off down the street I felt happy knowing this. He would not be alone today.
 
My wish is that you have a friend that allows you to be yourself. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones that has a few.

4 comments:

  1. I really miss having this type of friend... once you have them in your life, losing them changes you in ways you never knew... I never had anyone that I could be that real with until him... I don't know that I'll ever find anyone like that again but I hope so... :/

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    1. Wishing you all things good, always, Launna. I always appreciate your honest view point.

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  2. I suppose I have a few. The best ones are usually a few.

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    1. Ahh! you are one of the lucky ones!

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