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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Real Friends

I saw this a few weeks ago on my blog surfing and it has stuck with me ever since.

1-A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself and doesn't feel even the least bit weird shutting your 'Pepsi drawer' with her foot!

2-A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friends’ shoulder is soggy from your tears.

3- A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

4- A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

5- A simple friend hates it when you call after they've gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

6- A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

7- A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it!

8- A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

9- A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

10- A simple friend will bail you out of jail.
A real friend will be sitting next to you saying, “Man we sure screwed up this time.”

11- A simple friend will lend you money.
A real friend will give you his/her last dollar without asking why you need it.

12- A simple friend will tell you, your hair looks great, when you know it doesn’t.
A real friend will tell you, you look like crap, let’s go buy some dye and fix it.

13- A simple friend will ask if you’re okay.
A real friend will know when something’s wrong.

I have been very blessed in my life to have a few true friends. Simple friends are plentiful and they come and go. True friends are with you for life, no matter how far apart you may be. In my experience, simple friends are a lot of work. It always feels like you have to work to keep the friendship going. True friends are comfortable and natural.

May you have the blessing of a few true friends in your life.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. There a volume of truth in the list.

  2. For me, I look at it that true friends are my "brothers and sisters by choice".

  3. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Great post buddy ....Really the school days are the best days of life...The content of the post was really nice...we are trying to reunite school friends through our website to share their fond memo

    Reuniting friends

  4. Anonymous1:29 PM

    That's lovely... I too am blessed a few real friends in my life. I cherish all my friendships though, as each person I befriend fills a certain niche in my life.

  5. Very nice. Thanks for posting this.

  6. So true. Loved reading your post.

  7. I love this friend list. It's good to see it again.

  8. This is definitely something I am going to keep. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing Barb.

  10. That was full of much truth. Yes; it is a blessing to have and to be a true friend. :)


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