A Friend...

Anyone can stand by you when you are right,But a Friend will stand by you even when you are wrong.A simple friend identifies himself when he calls. A real friend doesn't have to.A simple friend opens a conversation With a full news bulletin on his life. A real friend says, " What's new with you " ?A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.A real friend says, " You've been whining about the same thing for 14 years.Get off your duff and do something about it."A simple friend has never seen you cry.A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party. A real friend comes early to help you cookAnd stays late to help you clean.A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed. A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems. A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.A simple friend wonders about your romantic history. A real friend could blackmail you with it.A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest. A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.A simple friend thinks the friendship is over When you have an argument. A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until afterYou've had a fight.A simple friend expects you to always be there for them. A real friend expects to always be there for you !
 
 
 
 
 
 
                         LOVE   YA,    ~Barbara
 

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carolmj
carolmj

Wow, what a mouthful, & its so, so very true!! I\'ve always felt that at any one time most of us can count our \'real friends\' on one hand with the thumb missing!!
JeanCarlin
JeanCarlin

This was awesome, the real measure of a true friend!
Thanks Barb for sharing this!
Lots of hugs, Jean
kitty3
kitty3

This is really so so true & I bet there are not many people that could truly say they have a true friend. This type of friend is a very special blessing.