The Value of Friendship

by Daphne


As humans in this world, we are highly social beings. The desire to be around other individuals and share our personal experiences with them. A large portion of us call these people our friends and some just are associates we chat with here and there. A lot of us, myself included, don’t generally set aside the opportunity to value our friends; making sure to value those that have been close by through it all and removing ourselves from those who cause us damage or agony.

Friends, in my eyes, are one of the most important people you can have in your life. It is a circle of people that no matter what is going on or the time length of not talking; you know that with a blink of an eye those people will be by your side with no hesitation or questions of why.

Let me take that back, cos I have to sometimes ask “Why?” depending on the situation…LOL!

This is one of the motivation behind why we don’t just merely want friends, we need them. The need for the constant companionship. But, you don’t necessarily have to have a lot of friends either. I don’t know about most people but I don’t need to be around a large group of people to feel like I am apart of something. Honestly, my circle of friends is small, very small at that! Not to say, I don’t know a lot of people because I do; I just believe everyone has a story and everyone in your story plays a part. Either it will last for a short period of time or long, that depends entirely up that person. You can’t make a person stay, if they don’t want to and you shouldn’t want the wrong people in your corner anyway. If the people in your circle aren’t contributing to your growth than it’s not a circle. It becomes more of the matter of quantity vs quality.

My friends and I don’t get as much time to talk and hang out because of our schedules.

Since, I have launched my website, social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) with my craft designs, including joining small groups. I have wind up becoming close acquaintances with numerous of different individuals. Not only because of the similarities we share as crafters, bloggers, etc…but because they have fill that gap of not being able to talk to my close friends on a daily basis. The amount of support that is given and advice shared to help further myself. Those sorts of connections add balance to my life; especially when it gets difficult or the struggle of managing your own business becomes real.

Good friends allow you to venture off, make mistakes, and at the end of it all they will love and support you anyway. They are not scared to give you advice that they feel may upset you; even though, the advice usually helps guide you through some of the most difficult decisions. They do so out of love and respect!

Even in the craft community, many are not perplexed of disclosing to you something out of good intentions. Out of respect and love for the craft, many are willing to guide you down a positive road. Along with your close friends, they too recognize your desires. In their own way need your support to grow and be recognized too.

This is what friendship is all about, being the biggest supporter no matter how far away or close you are to the individual, especially in the time of need. Friends are there to not only laugh and celebrate your accomplishments with, but to lift you up through the tears and sadness as well. Having friends like this who value you is a wonderful feeling, I think!

We often get so caught up in our lives that we overlook how short it truly is. Fill your life with people who add value to it and let go of the ones who don’t. Through all of my trials and tribulations, my close friends have always been there. It doesn’t not matter how far we are from each other or if we haven’t spoken in a few weeks. We always are looking out to make sure the other one is okay and when we do meet up or talk, we cherish and appreciate time we spend together.

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