A Friend

An excerpt from A Way To Love – Laugh, soon to be published.

Kim*, It’s not strange to be able to tell a friend your troubles and share. That’s what friends are for and it helps to talk and relieve the stress.

My definition of a friend is a kind of honest, loving, light revealing, mirror in which we learn to recognize ourselves and are shaped and modified. We are lousy at being objective about ourselves, where we are going, whom we are going to be, what we will desire a decade from now, and most of all how and if we have changed and in what direction. A real friend can tell it to you bluntly and straight and perhaps save you some grief. Don’t marry that so and so, that’s an ill advised tattoo, consolidate, don’t make another purchase and lousy financial decision. But it is so hard to give heed to that we usually don’t listen.



Friendship must be cultivated.

Show your appreciation and be a good friend.  Even making or not making a simple phone call can be a significant contribution or distraction from a relationship or friendship.  Friendship must be cultivated. If a stranger does a good deed for you, pass it on.

If two people agree all the time then one of them is unnecessary.

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.