What does friendship mean to you?

Canada
May 1, 2009 7:32pm CST
Friendship too me is a two way street just like any relationship....You are there for your friends in the good times and the bad times and even tho you may not always agree if you are true friends you find a way to work it out... I'm blessed to have friends like that...They have been there for me as I have for them and I do have a few that are one sided but they are just friends and I try and accept them for the way that they are...Friends are sometimes hard to come by in life and it's nice when you get blessed with really good friends!
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18 responses
• Philippines
2 May 09
For me, friends come and go. But there will be one or two that will stick to you. I am blessed too to have two angels in my life. They are there in times of my sorrow and their job is to make me smile. I am much older to them, me being the oldest are there for them when it comes to advice. Friendship for me is like giving the part of you without expecting in return. It is more of giving that receiving. Friendship is a gift for me, an expensive gift.
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• Canada
2 May 09
Yes friends are blessings and gifts...that is so very true a friend gives and doesn't expect things in return...But I also believe in two way streets as well although I do have friends that I listen and am there for them and don't necessarily get it in return but I am still there for them!
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@babshish (1389)
• India
2 May 09
Friendship means a lot to me. My friends has special significance in my life. I share very good relationship with them, and I am available for them whenever they need me. Not necessary that I am with them physicall, but either on phone , to share their thoughts, to guide them whenever required and give my suggestions. The same is done by them as well. My friends have been with me in my good times and bad times, and I can depend on them whenever needed. I think everyone should have atleast one friend of such kind with whom you can be yorself. There should be some one you knows you like a open book, so you don't hesitate to share with them. And enjoy your time while you are with them.
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• Canada
2 May 09
Absolutly! Well said that is how I feel when it comes to friendship and I feel blessed to have found friends that have been there for me through good and bad times and have lent me an ear or shoulder...As I will do and have done for them!
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@mhethess (379)
• Philippines
2 May 09
Friendship is a very special relationship that the Lord had provided us but take note if that friendship makes Christ as the center of their relationship, and both of the party takes care and cultivate their friendship. Care, respect and love are some of the most important factor that a friendship relationship must possess
• Canada
2 May 09
I agree without care and respect there really isn't much point to a friendship! thanks for your response
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@AmbiePam (57331)
• United States
2 May 09
It is so nice to see you back! You probably don't remember me, but I remember you. You had been very inspirational with what all you went through. Yes, friends are hard to come by. We really do find out who are true friends are when times get bad. A friend to me is someone like my sister. We can flat out disagree, and even fight. But we know no matter what, we'll be there for each other. But I do have to admit, I rarely have fought with a friend. My actual sister though, well that is a different story....
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• Canada
2 May 09
Hugzzzzzzzzzz of course I remember you AmbiePam it's great to be back I felt it was about time as I did get wonderful support and advice with the loss of my baby...That and I needed to let you all know I'm still here hehe hugzzz again!
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
2 May 09
I agree with you. Friendships aren't and shouldn't be taken lightly. A true friend is really hard to find. I know a lot of people, but I have few real friends. And then there are frienships made online, like here in mylot. Here I think of a friend a lot different, of course, but even here some members don't know what the meaning of friendship is. The reason we have a chance to add people to our friendship list is so we can help each other to earn and we can develop some discusssions where we chat back and forth. That is what a discussion is, but most of the members here either don't know that, or don't care. I always am loyal to my friends here in mylot and I respond to most of their discussions so I can help them earn, and myself at the same time, but some of my friends weren't doing the same for me so I have recently, just yesterday, gone through my list and deleted half of them. I am now looking for some new friends, but I only want ones that do for me as I do for them.
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• Canada
2 May 09
I completly agree with you I try to do for my friends as they do for me and always be there for them I will check out your discussions and respond to them thanks for responding!
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
5 May 09
I wasn't active for a couple days and when I went into my email box today I can see that you have responded to some of my discussions and commented on a lot of my responses to your discussions, so I am going through them all right now and answering where I can. Thanks my new friend.
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• Canada
5 May 09
You are most welcome and thanks for responding to alot of my discussions as well! And for your great insight!
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@aikhong (661)
• Malaysia
2 May 09
Yeah, true friends are the ones who will be with you in all good and bad times. They share all the memories of happiness and sadness together. However, really true friends are hard to find. So whenever you meet one, appreciate them for they have come into your life.
• Canada
2 May 09
Absolutly so very true!
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• Canada
2 May 09
I agree that is why friendship is such an important part of life! And once you have a true friend hold on and never let them go! True friends are the hardest ones to find!
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@Hedwig (284)
• China
3 May 09
I agree. It's not difficult to have friends,but good friends are hard to come by and when we are blessed with really good friends, we should cherish them for the whole lifetime. I am lucky enough to meet a truly good friend. We are sort of connected in mind and can share everything without feeling embarrassed at all ,because we know that we can fully understand each other. She is very important to me. I am sure she will be my bosom friend in all my life.
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• Canada
3 May 09
Yes I agree that good friends should most definatly be cherished in life and I feel blessed to have found my Best Friend!
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@HelScream (2823)
• Philippines
2 May 09
the greatest love and the greatest usefulness and the most open communication and the noblest suffering. The most exemplary faithfulness, and the severest truth and the greatest union of minds and the greatest union of mind only brave person are capable of this is the greatest definition I get of a friendship....
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• Canada
2 May 09
That is a wonderful way of wording it thank you so much for sharing!
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• Philippines
2 May 09
that was great to have it dudel, bad or good as long as they are belong into your life cause you know what it's one of the reason why our life has full of excitement and trials. we must treasure them and keep them as our teacher who teaches us lesson every mistake we does.
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• Canada
2 May 09
Very true and they also forgive us and accept us for our faults and mistakes!
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@SHAMRACK (8586)
• India
2 May 09
Dear friend, I would like too see a friend as someone with whom I feel more comfortable with whom I could share many of my best relationships. A good chemistry with each other going well. Understandng each other and to get much metal satisfaction in being together.
• Canada
2 May 09
Very well put thanks for your response!
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@orderfox (231)
• China
2 May 09
I think that is good friends help each other in their daily lives,work,thinking of mutual care and support each other.Love all the friendly and mutual assistance. Can not talk about with no words. Frank,sincere,and can understand you. What is friendship? In my opinion,friendship is a friend of the missing and take care of before.
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• Canada
2 May 09
So very true...Also friends that are true friends even know when something is bothering you without you have to say it for sure...I have a really true friend that is that way...
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@arleena (13)
• Grenada
2 May 09
well friend 2 me is great cuz dey done so much for me and dey are always there d=for me even when i fall or i have burdens on my shoulder dey are always there am a christian and my friend in chruch is the best i never had such friend like dem before. but those in the world dey are still my friend and i will always help dem even tho dey're goin through alot dey will alway be my friend. My church friend is the best god ever give me and i love dem so much. Thank you jesus for providing such friend for me
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• Canada
2 May 09
Yes that is a wonderful way of looking at it...I also feel blessed with my good and true friends that I've met alot the way and that have been there for me as I have for them!
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2 May 09
Friendship is about sharing the good and bad times of your own life and someone elses. Share in there joy and support them during the bad times.
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• Canada
2 May 09
Yes very true thanks for responding...One of my best friends and I are so close that when she hurts I hurt and vice Versa!
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@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
2 May 09
friendship for me is sticking with someone whom you care and vice versa. you should be a friend through good times and bad times. you should feel happy if his disposition in life is happy too. you should not compete with each other, and not to stick to him because of having to get in return to.
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• Canada
2 May 09
So very true...Also I feel that friends will help give you good advice and be there but also stand by you 100% to what ever decision you make or what you choose...One of my best friends does that for me as I do for her...But I've also given her the rains as well that if I fall of my strong hold on life to give me a kick in the right direction such as my recent divorce and letting my ex husband walk all over me!
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@sangsi (50)
• China
2 May 09
I have some friends, some matters be good friends with of, but contact few, is not in a city because of the work, there are also other friends, don't contact at ordinary times, is occupy occurrence, need at the time that I help, just contact mine, sometimes don't know how think, be so, there is also no way.
• Canada
2 May 09
Friendships should be equal and two way streets I also have friends that are not good a contacting me unless they want something or need a shoulder or ear! I believe true friends will contact you as much as you contact them!
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@marilyn23 (295)
• Philippines
2 May 09
Yes, it is true that its really hard to have true friends nowadays. What i am looking for a true, good & trusted friend is she should be a real friend through thick & thin or even for richer or for poorer. What i mean is that a friend that u can trust & depend on when you are down or up! A friend that u can give an advise & support when u have a problem. A real friend that it's always there whether u are sad or bad moments of time. marilyn23
• Canada
2 May 09
Yes it is but you also seem to find out in times of sad and sorrow or ups and downs who your true friends out...Almost 2 years ago when I lost my baby I found out who my true friends really were!
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• Canada
2 May 09
I agree Blue that friendship SHOULD be a two way street! The main things in any friendship or relationship are trust, honesty, and loyalty. I too have been very blessed to have great friends and I always try my hardest to be there for them like they have for me! I too have some friends that are one sided and to me they are more like acquaintances! I don't go out of my way for someone who is only in it for themselves!
• Canada
2 May 09
It's great to know that we have that kind of friendship then smiles! I wrote this post thinking of our friendship and what we have been through and what you mean to me and how you have been there for me and I try to be there for you sometimes I feel I may haven fallen short of that goal! Thanks for being an AUSOME friend love ya bunches!
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• Canada
3 May 09
Your too sweet hun! You have put me on a pedastul saying I have been great, been there when you need me, etc and to be honest you are right there beside me! Their are a lot of cards in life that we have both been dealt and we know we could never have gotten through alone and I am so thankful we have eachother! Thanks so much for best response, thanks so much for being such a great friend too, and I love you lots too!
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• Canada
3 May 09
I feel the same way there is so much that I could not have gotton through and still so much that I'm going through that I need my best friend (that being you hehe) I will continue to be there for you!
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@sharksfin (1091)
• Philippines
28 May 09
Just like love, friendship has no exact meaning. People describe or see it in many different ways. As people have different ways of describing a thing or defining a word, it's hard to come up with one exact meaning for friendship. It's like abstract. To me, friendship is when you can argue with each other and still be friends at the end of the day. It is when you still respect each other after knowing all the ugliest traits you have. It is tirelessly caring for your friend no matter how your friend falters over and over. Friends don't need to always try to please each other because they respect each other enough to accept that they can fail each other every now and then and that they believe that no matter what happens, they will be friends.
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• Canada
11 Jun 09
Very well said and I agree....Friends should accept each other for the good and the bad!