...friendship will last a lifetime.

@mhypie03 (684)
Philippines
November 5, 2012 12:54am CST
I have friends whom I have kept from school days until this day. I also have from previous companies I've worked for, from organizations I've joined, churches, mere acquaintances etc. Funny thing is, I am still in touch with most of them though not so often. I am indeed surrounded by people who I know cares enough for me genuinely. Among our family, I think I am more blessed in this area. Both my mom and brother are a little bit aloof in mingling with other people while my dad usually ends up being taken advantage of or worse, scammed! Gift of friendship is something not everybody can have -- few friends but cherished for a lifetime. Tomorrow, one of my best friends will be leaving for an overseas work as a nurse. And I know once she sets foot there, it will be a long journey that it may take time before we could spend time like we used to be before. We've just met last week with other friends and also yesterday. We didn't cry tears while together but we did when we parted ways and sms'd each other. I hope someday everyone close to my heart could just stay here in our homeland so we won't need to shed tears for parting ways.
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8 responses
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Friends do come and go. But real friends, no matter where they are or how long it has been since you have seen or talked to each other will remain as good friends till you are old and grey.
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Yeah, this old saying inspires me a lot. Thank you for reminding me!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
5 Nov 12
yeah, i do agree. With a real friendship, even though we lost a contact for long time but when we have a chance to meet again, all are just yesterday.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Nov 12
I have a friend like that here in Mexico. I am a girl and hes a man. We love each other but in a friends way. We call each other several times a week, we chat online. I care very much about him. many dont understand how we can be such good friends and not be lovers. But we are that, just good friends forever. have a great day. Thanks for the great post here.
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I also have one who's a guy. Before we were like that (calls and chat everyday). But the season for us has changed we seldom talk with each other despite being in the same vicinity. But we are still good friends. It's just that we have different priorities now. But with my girlfriends, we are all in constant communication. I think it's easier to maintain friendships between people of the same gender. But this is just my opinion.
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Through time, especially when I am sad, I wonder whether we can only be friends with people who we can see everyday. My experience taught me that the greater the distance are between people, the less people tend to communicate with each other, especially if people have a life of their own different from mine (examples are family and work). However, I also realize that these people whose communications with me become less and less through time and who are far away from me are ones that travel a mile and spend much in phone bills to be with me when I need them. Yes, I hope that they can just be with me always too like old days but I know that that is not something I can ask for. That does not mean however that we cannot be friends forever. Just think that, when you see each other again, there are more things that you can talk about and learn about each other.
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I think in every relationship, distance is a big challenge. What each of these people need are constant communication. Since technology nowadays are so overwhelming that we have no excuse not to communicate. What's just missing is the physical presence which of course everyone longs for.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
although it is not always the case that friendships last a lifetime, it is good to keep that in mind. things will happen while you are not with each other but keeping them in your heart will lead you to find them one day again and be reunited. things will not be as it seemed years before but with the love you have for each other, it will help you someday to cherish the things you did together in the past. all the best for you and for your friends!
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Now that makes me wonder that the quote "love will find its way" can somehow be applicable between friends right? While this is part of everyone's growth, I am now having a nostalgic feeling when I think about all of my friends moving out.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
5 Nov 12
It is really nice to know that you could stay in touch with almost all those friends from past days and years. It works both ways - I mean, both the parties have to be genuinely interested and good at heart if they want to continue such friendships for long.
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
That's what really excites me. We have all been good friends (high school friends) for the past 2 decades.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
5 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes you are absolutely right, that is the essence of friendship that makes your life special. There are some people in life who always think positive about u and they always try to bring a smile on our face and they are very rare to be found on earth these days. Glad to know that u have such persons in your life and we need to socialize with people and try to build up friendship with the correct persons. What say?
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
True! It's really hard to find friends who will make you smile even while you're angry. LOL! I hope you have too.
@sammy14 (835)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
It' is really hard to part ways with someone you love and care but decissions, hard as could be should be made for some noble reasons.. family, economic,professional growth and other personal reasons.. What is important is that you always maintain your communication line wherever He/She maybe..
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Yeah. Reality bites. She is the 3rd to leave the country among our circle of friends in high school. If only the government can do something about their rates here, they won't need to go abroad to earn decently.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
hi, that is true that friendship will last a lifetime,i have many friends in my life and they are far to me some of them are near but need to ride vehicle,even we don't see each other always we still have communications like Facebook to keep in touch.