“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ~ William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright
I think William Shakespeare’s definition of friendship is a good one:
- being known
- being understood
- being accepted
- being encouraged to grow
My life is more honest because of friends who are trustworthy with my heart and my hurts and my hopes.
My dreams are given wings and my disappointments are eased because of friends who stick by me through the good and the bad.
My ability to accept myself increases because of friends who love me for who I really am — and who walk with me as I continue to make the discovery.
My life is all the richer because of friends who tell me “You can be more. You can do more. You can change. You can overcome.”
In Your Words: Who has been a friend to you? Was it by knowing you? Understanding you? Accepting you? Encouraging you to grow? Or all of the above?
**I am a guest over at writer Pat Trainum’s blog today. I hope you drop by!**
Tomorrow night is the Debutantes’ Story Soiree with debut authors Dani Pettrey, Katie Ganshert and Olivia Newport! Join us at Rel’s new website (Relz Reviewz) for a wonderful time of conversation, hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways, and information about a wonderful organization that ministers to orphans.