Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Importance of Friendship

In today's society independence is highly valued. So much so that needing or wanting someone to walk alongside you can be seen as a negative thing. I disagree with this mindset. We were never made to walk through life alone. (I Cor. 12).  It's critical we have friends in our lives.
A friend is a person who will always care
A friend is a person with whom you can share
True friends can be honest about how they feel.
True friends can be open with each other, Real.

A friend always listens to what's going on
A friend will encourage when the road looks long.
Sometimes through a hug, sometimes just a smile,
Friends will help you out when you face life's trials. 

Friends share a lot of things, both good and bad
The joys and the sorrows, the happy and sad
Life's sometimes joyful, sometimes full of pain.
But friends stick together, despite any strain.

The thing about friends is that they always try
To see the other side and understand why.
That's why the bond between friends is so strong;
They love each other; the friendship goes on.





Carolyn K Knefely said...


Your poem is beautiful like you.

Write on!

Jean Andersen said...

I've enjoyed knowing one friend for 45 years. She knows everything about me, I trust her, listen to her and love her. Our friendship is precious gift. You said it well, Ellen.

Ellen Andersen said...

Thanks Carolyn.

Ellen Andersen said...

The fact that you're still friends, and in close contact is quite a testimony to the power of friendship. Thanks for stopping by.

Cathy Baker said...

I agree with Carolyn! Simply beautiful -- on both accounts. :)

I appreciate your friendship, Ellen.

Celeste Vaughan said...

Great and very sweet poem Ellen...I didn't know you were a poet! (You were a poet and I didn't know it! ...corny, I know.)

Ellen Andersen said...

Cathy and Celeste, thanks for stopoping by!

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Ellen Andersen said...

Glad you like it, Burun. Thanks for stopping by.