what are friends?….

There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An acquaintance is someone whose name you know, who you see every now and then, who you probably have something in common with and who you feel comfortable around.

It's a person that you can invite to your home and share things with. But they are people who you don't share your life with, whose actions sometimes you don't understand because you don't know enough about them.

On the other hand, a friend is someone you love. Not that you are "in love" with them, but you care about them and you think about them when they are not there. The people you are reminded of when you see something they might like, and you know this because you know them so well. They are the people whose pictures you have and whose faces are in your head regardless.

Friends are the people you feel safe around because you know they care about you. They call just to see how you are doing, because a friend doesn't need an excuse. They tell you the truth, the first time, and you do the same. You know that if you have a problem, they are there to listen.

Friends are the people who won't laugh at you or hurt you, and if they do hurt you they try hard to make it up to you. They are the people you love, regardless of whether you realize it.

Friends are the people you cried with when you got rejected from colleges and during the last song at the prom and at graduation. They are the people that when you hug them, you don't think about how long to hug and who's going to be the first one to let go.

Maybe they are the people that hold the rings at your wedding, or maybe they are the people who give you away at your wedding, or maybe they are the people you marry. Maybe they are the people who cry at your wedding because they are happy or because they are proud.

They are the people who stop you from making mistakes and help you when you do. They are are the people whose hand you can hold, or you can hug or give them a kiss and not have it be awkward because they understand the things you do and they love you for them.

They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand. They watch you live and you watch them live and you learn from them. Your life is not the same without them.

These are your friends.

I think here on chatters we are all a mixture of the above..i just wanted to say...thank you to all my friends x 🙂 🙂

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  1. eddy

    Pollie , that is brilliant as ever and it’s so true
    as you say on here we are a mixture of both Friend and
    Acquaintance …

  2. blush

    Ohhh Pollie…. Just a wonderful Sentiment to wake up to in them morning. Thank you for starting my day off on a nice note!!!! Hugs!

  3. debz

    And I agree with that Poll… I have found most people on here to be some of the most kind, caring and loving people ever… it’s to me like an extended family… where even though we may not speak to each other as much as we would like there is never any anomosity amongst the SC friends…. a lovely place to share and care for others…..what a lovely message Poll..


  4. katelin

    Pollie…This is such a beautifully written blog. …It says so much of what I feel, as well. True friends are a treasure and can be like family. …I’ve met so many sincerely nice people on this site..you included. You’re always cheerful, loving, and kind to all. You’re a beautiful person, inside and out. …Thank you for sharing these wonderful words with all of us. xxx

  5. skippy

    What a lovely blog pollie, I agree. My friends here are like extended family, so look forward to seeing them, including you. Thank you xxxx

  6. jcb1

    yes i agree with the comments above pols. this is very good and sums up how we feel about each other. most are kind and caring but as in life there are some exceptions. im very lucky i have only come across the kind and caring so far !

  7. woodsie60

    u r lucky to know u have friends and thats a dream i have to one day have a friend or 2 that i could quote your words about and i feel u have put into words that a lot of us feel and do not know a way to say.

  8. maggiess123

    When you send or receive a friend request you get so excited because of course we are here because we want to communicate with others! yea!! but some times we don’t connect, but that’s alright, we keep on keeping on.