Date Feb,8,2018What Friendship Means to Me
The word friend bears its great meaning only to those who can understand the greatness of its meaning. Friendship needs to be cherished and built up for many years with much care. Friends come and go but with the precious few, we will live happily. I admire the type of friends who have qualities such as supportive, caring, and optimistic. First, the most important quality that the friend should have is being supportive. By supportive I mean that I want my friend to support me when making good decisions and help me abstain from decisions that are not good for me or help me think about decisions that might not have good consequences for me. When I get good grades in college, for example, I want my friend to praise my work and encourage me to do better. When I fail at something, I want my friend to help me go through it and to encourage me to be better next time. We all need supportive people in our lives because life is full of ups and downs. In addition, the other significant quality is caring. I mean that I want my friend to care about our friendship and to put extra effort to strengthen our friendship. For example, when we see each other, I want her to spend quality time with me. I want her to check on me when I am sick or going through tough times. I want her to be there for me when I need someone to listen to me. The last essential quality is being optimistic. I mean that I want my friend to promote positivity in my life and stay away from negative feelings. Research shows that positive people impact people in a positive way and negative people impact people in a negative way. I always admired this quote which says, “be with those who finds the best in you not stress in you”. Positive people give us positive energy and see things from a positive angle; they also spread love and positive vibes. In summary, beside our family and relatives we all have that kind of friend whom we feel comfortable with. We get along with the one who have all the qualities we are looking for. In my case I look for friends whom I find more caring, supportive, and who is more optimistic.