Friends are part of our lives. Here are some reasons why having and caring for a friendship is of great value.
Five years ago I left the city where I lived most of my life. Now, as time passed, I began to remember each of my friends: I missed their talks, their advice, their laughs, those meetings and parties, or I just missed telling and talking about my life. I still miss them and despite the distance and the years, I realize that a true friendship is never broken. On the contrary, it gets stronger and stronger over time, and being in contact with old friends is delicious.
Friends appear in all stages of our life: from childhood to adulthood, and all always leave a life learning. In my new home I have made new friends but, despite that, I maintain my relationship with my lifelong friends through social networks.
Why is it important to have friends? Here you will find some reflections on everything that friends do for us, perhaps they will help you to value yours even more:
1. They strengthen self-esteem
These relationships are strong, sincere, positive; Friends are always there to support you at any time in life and help us to grow, to improve many aspects of our personality. With them you can cry and laugh.
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2. They foster leadership
Often in a friendship there is someone who gives orders or who influences the activities to be carried out. This point is important to develop in life, so you will learn the things you must do to be able to lead a group and possibly serve you for your personal development.
3. They help set goals
For a real friendship to exist, you must have similar interests. Goals and objectives are essential to be able to be together; Thanks to this, identifications are generated between people, links of unconditional help and protection are created.
4. They teach the value of loyalty
In a friendship we learn that it is essential to be sincere and trust. If this value is broken, it is impossible for friendship to be the same again, because trust will not exist. This allows for the creation of bonds that last a lifetime. A true friendship will be present even in the distance, in good and bad situations.
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5. They help make decisions
The advice, opinions and criticism that our friends give us are often a great influence to make important decisions. Sometimes just listening to our problems, doubts or challenges is an impulse to do unthinkable things.
There are many values that are reinforced with friends, so you have to keep them and love them very much. Take some time to tell your friends how important they are to you, do not neglect them because friendship must be strengthened day by day. There are many ways to be present, even in the distance. Be part of the history of your friends and value everything they have done for you, throughout life. Friendship is one of the great pleasures in life. Maybe that’s why writer Linda Grayson said, “There’s nothing better than a friend, except a friend with chocolate.” Now that is an extraordinary friendship! Be such a friend!
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