There’s a saying in Spanish that says “Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres.”
It translates to “Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Life gives us certain choices. Few choices are more important than who you choose to call “friend.” We share laughs, tears and secrets with friends as we go through life together. Even those who may have a great relationship with their families know that there are somethings you can tell a friend that you CAN’T EVER tell your family.
Besides being alive, here are the 3 essential traits every best friend should have:
A best friend needs to be able to tell you when you have broccoli in your teach or have your zipper down without making you feel embarrassed about it. We all need someone who can be honest with us, especially when we need it most. Having someone who can be honest about your successes and flaws will help you appreciate who you are and and what you both bring to the table.
“Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy!”
Life is difficult, it’s dangerous to go alone. Take a friend who will be able to raise your spirits and inspire you to higher and better things. Road trips are not as exciting without someone join in as you obnoxiously sing your favorite songs. Sometimes it helps if you can laugh at the same things too!
“If either of them falls down,one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
A friend will be there for you no matter what! No kind of nearness, distance, money or relationships should get in the way of a true best friend. It’s a special thing when you go a while without talking to that special friend but you know that as soon as you make that call you both will be talking as if no time ever passed. Fake friends are no friends so if there are people in your life who only check up on you to hear about the latest drama in your life, keep them at a safe distance behind your trust bubble.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
The people you surround yourself with are a reflection of who you are or hope to be. Be with people who encourage you to be your best self. Surround yourself with people who are striving for the same thing you are. The reward is not in the destination, but through the journey.
The Bible says a lot about friendship and relationship and we’ll explore that in the future posts.