Do you want to have true friends? Then be a true friend yourself

What is the best way to find a good, loyal friend? Just be one yourself!

But before we dive deeper into what kind of friend you might wish to be, let us make it clear that true, genuine, and lasting friendships do not happen overnight. They develop over months and years of making time for someone and investing in them.

And should you happen to be a lonely person, the best thing you could do is be the type of friend that you always wanted to have.

Be the friend that picks up the phone and calls when you are thinking about them and that buys them presents just to see them smile. Be the one who messages them when you notice that it’s been a while since you two communicated.

Be the kind of friend that shows interest in their stories and actively listens when they talk because their answer truly matters to you. Stick to your promises and do not disappear when they need you the most.

Be the friend that is not afraid to show how you feel about them, that gives them all the attention they deserve, that hugs them, and that reminds them that you love them. Be the friend that tends to their needs when they have fallen sick. Be the one who encourages them to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

Be the kind of friend that they can always count on no matter what.

The friend that doesn’t run off leaving them to deal with their struggles on their own. Be the one they are certain they can count on in times of need.

Be the kind of friend that carves time out of your busy schedule just to spend some quality time with them. Be the friend who celebrates their achievements as if they are your own.

Be the kind of friend who never gives up on them even if they get on your nerves from time to time. Be the one who will fight for them as if your life depends on it.

Friends fight for their friendships with all they’ve got and they never abandon each other. 

Real friends are selfless and love each other wholeheartedly and unconditionally without expecting anything in return.

Real friends are those who give more than they take and are always there for each other. They love and hold on to each other strongly. And they perfectly understand the priceless value of true friendship.

Do you consider yourself a true friend?

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