Don’t wait for people to be friendly. Show them how. True friends will always be there for you whatever the situation may be; they’ll stand by you even if the entire world stands against you. True friends are non-judgmental, they accept you for who you are, and love you for all of your flaws as well as strengths.
1. Friendship isn’t about whom you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, and said “I’m here for you” and proved it.
Those who show their dedication and support to you are the ones worth keeping; they can be your oldest friends, as well as your newest ones. Yes, it is great to have friends whom you have known for many, many years, but if they don’t do anything to prove that they have your best interest in mind, what’s the point? And in turn, you have to reciprocate that same support.
2. The one who doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, but tells you what you need to hear. Keep that.
You know someone is a true friend if they tell you the truth no matter how harsh or unpleasant it may be. They tell you the things that you don’t want to hear because they care about your well-being and want the best for you. It is better to hear the truth from someone who loves you than a stranger in the street. That will hurt you more and simply make you question why those who are the closest to you chose to lie to your face.
3. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.
A true friend who understands your tears and troubles is far more valuable than a hundred friends who only show up for your smiles and joys. Because a true friend accepts who you truly are, and also helps you become who you are capable of being.
4. Sometimes you meet a person and you just click-you’re comfortable with them, like you’ve known them your whole life and you don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.
Friendship is so weird… you just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like “yup I like this one” and you just do crazy stuff with them. A true friend is someone you feel as comfortable with as you do when you are by yourself. No illusions, no holding back.
5. A true friend doesn’t care when you’re broke, being a bitch, what you weigh, if your house is a mess, about your past, or if your family is filled with crazy people. They love you for who you are.
True friends are with you through the bad times as well as the good times and love you unconditionally. Friends come and go, but true friends stay for a lifetime. A good friend inspires you to be and do better than you are, but cares for you because of who and what you are.
6. True friends love and appreciate each other just the way they are.
As flawed as you might be, as out of place as you sometimes feel, and as lacking as you think you are, you don’t have to hide all the imperfect pieces of yourself from a true friend. They see your flaws as features that make you interesting and beautiful.