Friends and friendship is such an important part of our life both emotionally, mentally and physically. Nothing can compare to the relationships we share with our closest friends. However, there are different types of friendship and also friendships which we may need the to courage to walk away from.
I’ve written before about Friendship and in particular a group of friends who I call my Saturday Sisters. We run each Saturday and sometimes mid week and those times are precious. We share the good, the bad and whatever we need to vent about without it leaving ‘the vault’.
I’d like to share my 5 Favourite Friendship Quotes with you which I think describe the different types of friendship.
Perhaps one or more resonate with you, and you might like to send to your friend to share or pin for later.
I love this quote because it is true. I used to think that we needed to have friends forever, and we do have some friendships that last almost a lifetime. However, now I realise that not all friendships are meant to last. Sometimes people come into our lives, we form a relationship and then the friendship ends for many reasons. I’ve learned to move on and cherish the memory and friendship rather than wondering why we are no longer friends. We are different women in midlife to who we were in our 20’s. Perhaps friendships are the same.
Friends don’t always have the same opinion as you; you will disagree at times. You are individuals and differing opinions can make the friendship more interesting and richer. You learn from each other. True friends accept the differences and the necessity to disagree at times WITHOUT it affecting the friendship.
Are you a good friend? Are you someone who always seems to be the one talking about themselves? Sure friends are there to listen in the good and bad times but someone recently made me think about the kind of friend I am. I’ve been going through a bad patch so lately it has been ‘all about me’. My friends are fine with that but sometimes we need to take a step back and make sure that it isn’t just a one way street. Don’t forget to ask how they are going? Sometimes we can get so caught up in life that we forget to value our friends and appreciate them. Show them you do.
I’m fortunate to have a couple of friends that fit into this category. 30 years ago I moved to another State and although life took over and I lost touch with many friends, there are two that I have remained friends with even though we live more than 1,000km apart. Our friendship is not based on the need to talk frequently, but we know each other is there if we are in need and when we do chat the distance and time fades and we pick up from where we left each other.
And sometimes you just have to walk away and let go. Some friendships have a ‘used by date‘ the ones that you need the courage to walk away from. The friends who want you in their life on their terms and delight in pulling you down. We need to surround ourselves with those who believe in us and continue to support and encourage.
What are your favourite friendship quotes? Do you have one? I’d love you to share it with me.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!