The reason why seesaws have two seats is because that way there is always someone to bring you up when you go down.
An acquaintance has a little something in common with you and merely enjoys your company for a short time. A fair-weather friend flatters you when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. A true friend, on the other hand, has your very best interests at heart and would NEVER:
1. Criticize you for being flawed.
2. Walk away when times get tough.
3. Discourage you.
4. Hold a grudge over your head.
5. Lie to you.
6. Pretend like they have all the answers.
7. Take from you without giving back.
8. Bully you.
9. Make you feel like you’re burdening them.
A true friend who understands your tears and troubles is far more valuable than a hundred friends who only show up for your smiles and joys. Because a true friend accepts who you truly are, and also helps you become who you are capable of being.
Friendships like this require more than just finding the right person, they also require you to be the right person. When someone believes in you enough to lift you up, try not to let them down. True friendship is a sweet responsibility to be nurtured, not an opportunity to be exploited.
Is there something more you would add to the list? What is something a true friend would never do? Leave a comment below and let us know.