A friend in need is a friend indeed! Or should we say "A friend in need is a friend 'in deed'!
Friend is someone who is not related to you in anyway, however is connected in every possible way! Someone who shares your passion, thought process, aspirations, ups and downs in Life!
After being pampered at home during infancy, when we step in school, we are lost as everything is new and every face unfamiliar. Out of the blue we see a smiling face adjusting so that we can sit. That would be the first relationship we make for ourselves - by ourselves! After that initial start, we make many friends through life and some manage to be more than just a friend and become an integral part of our Life!
A home away from home - that is what a Friend can do for you. Make you feel belonged, wanted and treasured! We may not go back a decade when we meet our Family for a long time but for fact when friends meet, they do go back to old times - feel young and energized!
A friend is one who will not judge as he/she know you well enough for you not explain yourself or your actions. They stand by you no matter what the situation is and do all they can to make things better for you. Someone who fills the gaps for you in your family, sometimes one who acts as the elderly, sometimes as counsellor, sometimes as your Financial Planner, sometimes as your Boss - Friend is one plays almost all the roles that you ever have been associated or needed in Life! The versatility of the relationship is enhanced by the bonding which is shared. Time spent together may not be of much significance when the frequency of Friends is more in sync.
Friendship is the best kind of a relationship that Life has blessed us with. However, it is important to be wary as to whom we call a Friend! Life gives us many opportunities to make friends every day. However can every good person be a friend? Are there any pointers to choose good friends?
Well, unfortunately there are no set guidelines that you can follow to avoid making bad choices in friends. Even if there are pointers that someone can offer, they all would be be unless in certain circumstances as friendship is something which is linked to feelings and emotions and they cannot be quantified nor are predictable.
Keep in touch with your old friends, always be on lookout for new ones and careful about making choices in them. A good Friend can be your biggest asset in Life where as a bad choice in Friend can be fatal. I specify - there are no 'Bad Friends' - just bad choices in Friends!