There is a wise saying that, it is better to walk with a friend in the dark than to walk alone in light! Why would anyone say such a thing, unless he or she means that a friend is a far better gift than even having our path lighted up? It is a true and a wise saying. Even if your path is lighted up, you have to walk the path all alone; but when your friend is walking with you, even if the road is dark, you know help is near you in the form of your friend. A true friend will support you during the most difficult times.
The Language of Friendship
There are friends who may seem to support you in everything you do. They have a smooth tongue and a language meant to flatter you. But many such friends are only fair-weather friends, who are there just to share the fun.
A true friend will support you during your emotional, professional and financial difficulties. He is willing to make sacrifices for you and willing to forego the benefits that might have come to him otherwise. A true friend is someone who is there to support you whenever you need him.
Friendship has its own language. It is not bound by the language of words. Friendship extends beyond the boundaries of status, countries and religion. There are illustrious stories of friendship that stretches across man-made distinctions. What it looks for is the genuineness of mutual trust and the feeling of wishing the best for friends.
The Road to a Great Friendship
Friendship is a bond which is most durable and even survives the toughest challenges. Just like Rome was not built in a day, friendship also takes years to build up. The road to friendship may be paved with many disagreements and difference of opinions; yet what makes it enduring becomes it greatest strengths. It overcomes all the disagreements and conflicts.
With time and patience, a friendship thrives and becomes a bond that is strong enough to overcome the prejudices. Forgiveness is the key to overcome and overlook the small errors between friends becomes a second nature. Give and take without keeping anything in the heart is what leads to a healthy relationship. The road to friendship is not a journey with a destination. In reality, the journey itself is the destination. The road does not culminate in any grand destination; but it is the journey that makes the road worthwhile. All the ups and downs of life, moments of joys and sorrows; which gets shared by the friends, is what makes the journey of friendship so much more enjoyable and worthy of having spent valuable time.
One of the perquisites of human life comes from the bonds of friendship that people form over the years. Some of these may start early in life, during childhood or when the person is studying in school or college. But true friendship is not limited to just being colleagues, even at work. We make some special bonds with people from all walks of life. Some of these relationships endure lifelong; especially those that are built upon mutual trust and the desire to help each other. These become our life-support systems that we need to lean upon during serious crisis in life. True friendship never disappoints or leaves one empty-handed. It is a cherished gift that comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Written By: Raj Kumar Hansdah
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