what about your (real) friends?


Yesterday was National Un-friend Day on Facebook. Whether or not you lost any “friends” is a topic all its own, as far as I know, I didn’t nor did I un-friend anyone. I totally understand the purpose of such a day though.

But today, one of my friends got me thinking about real friends. And I don’t think I need to describe what a real friend is or is supposed to be, but those who have them, know what I’m talking about. These are the friends you don’t need Facebook for because you see each other on a regular basis, or talk/text everyday, or would travel to see whether they live in the next town or the next state because they’re worth it.

And what my friend and I discussed was how rarely we might actually tell each other we love them, even if it’s platonic. I’ve been a firm believer that actions speak louder than words, and you can tell when you are loved or cared about by how your friends treat you or how you treat them. I’m blessed that I have so many that I can identify and without hesitation call them by name. I try to be a better friend to them than they are to me as a way to say how grateful I am they are in my life. This also explains why I get them gifts when they tell me not to.

As much as I love to write and talk, I will admit that those three little words sometimes are difficult to say. But it’s worth hearing and confirming that this person means something to you. Right?

I’m not a fan of regrets, and losing someone without getting the chance to say something you should’ve said (even if they already know) is the last regret I’d ever want. So with all of that sentiment, this is just to tell you what you always tend to hear every so often (especially when someone dies): tell those that you care about that you love them. Call them, text them, email them, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Do it now because nobody knows what’ll happen tomorrow or even 5 minutes from now.

Advertisements
Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Friends, wisdom
One comment on “what about your (real) friends?
  1. Koala says:

    brings warmth to my heart when people are inspired. whether it’d be through me or via some other inspiration…it is nicely viewed ! ❤

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,966 other followers

Follow the indoob! network on WordPress.com
November 2010
S M T W T F S
« Oct   Dec »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  
Blog Stats
  • 28,438 hits
  • 104. you shall not (movie)pass! July 11, 2019
    RIP MoviePass, as we contemplate the next slate of streamers heading to your smart TV coming soon. Sterling discusses a pet peeve that many men can possibly only relate to. A salute to Tom Joyner and his Morning Show that kept us entertained and inspired. Support our good friends over at Mayke reach their Kickstarter goal: https://www.kickstarter.com/project […]
  • 103. bettye swann was here June 29, 2019
    Sterling gets a new car and names it after one of his favorite soul singers. Sterling and Kortney officially declare they are apologists for The Matrix trilogy. BHF salutes Dr. Marijauna Pepsi Vandyck. Are cell phones making bone spurs grow out of your head? And has Star Trek already trekked to Mars? More questions you didn't know you wanted to be answe […]
  • 102. reasons to skin a cat June 14, 2019
    Sterling embraces newfound fame and attempts to cope. A first-ever BHF/Spookums Zone Mashup featuring legendary blues musician Robert Johnson. Also, who's censoring Lizzo and for why would you ever? Later, an in-depth review of the season 5 finale of The Flash (yes we're talking about The Flash again because we can).
%d bloggers like this: