“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus

We all have met people who have become our friends sometimes those friendships fizzle out either because you grow apart, a difference of interests or because we move away and sometimes there are those special relationships that you strike up that never seem to disappear no matter what!

Friendship isn’t something that we are taught at school it is what we learn in life, it comes at the most special times and at hard times.

Friends share pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

Friends are with us through confusion, grief and bereavement, in our hour of need! They help us to cure and heal ourselves.

Friendships are silent!

Friendships are simple but strong, they are encouraging and understanding, they giving and taking, they are loyal and trustworthy, they are precious!

I have friends that I am in contact with that I met at school, university and working away and even though I don’t see or talk to them often I know that if we do meet up then our relationship will be just as strong as it was when we was younger, but you always have those doubts in the back of your mind wether or not you will still be able get on with each other.

Will you still giggle with each other over the silliest of things?

Will the conversation cut short as you run out of interests to talk about?

Will they be interested now I have 3 young children running around me wanting my attention and I won’t be able to get drunk as a skunk with them no more?

Will we read each others minds like we used to?

Do they still drink tea?

Friendships are treasured and are one of the greatest gift to receive!

I surprised an old friend of mine this week by turning up at her work place, we had met when I was 19 years old and worked together at a Haven holiday site in Yorkshire. I hadn’t seen her for 8 years but the closeness was still there, I would like to say I would still class her as one of my Closest friends even though we don’t speak or see each other that much, she made me laugh and we giggled just like we used to!

Do you have a special friendship bond with anyone?


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