Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Top-Ten tests of a True Friendship

Ok, I know my stuff gets a little 'heady' sometimes. While that is fine for the main course, all good diets require a bit of sugar now and then. So don't let it go to your head - I don't write a lot of internet forwards, but here is one to snack on for dessert. Now honestly, I do BELIEVE in these ideals, but I know it is very difficult to continually practice them all in real life encounters. But I guess that is the best way to approach any high-minded goal or effort - just do the best that you can and if you fail ... well that's what 'tomorrows' are for - Enjoy!

True friends think of me before they think of themselves.

True friends wish for my happiness yet avoid burdening me with their own troubles.

True friends strive to make their friends my friends too.

True friends never talk behind my back but always say what’s on their mind.

True friends never build themselves up by tearing me down.

True friends are blatantly honest before a decision & quietly supportive afterward.

True friends are never jealous of me when good fortune finds me first.

True friends treat my time, energy, & character as if it were their own.

True friends seek out my opinion and value it as if heaven sent.

True friends deserve this top-ten treatment even more than I do.


  1. Wow, judging by this list I'm not sure I've ever had a true friend... lol!! Thanks for the comment on my blog.

  2. :-) it's hard to find a true friend, maybe we should start by becoming a true friend to them first :-) i like this post :-) keep on sharing your thoughts

  3. I think that is not a bad place to start. Like anything if you reach high, even if you don't succeed in all ways, most likely you (and your true friends) will be far better off than if you had not tried at all. - W.C.C.