What are friends for?


Autumn colors of love.

A true friend is not a true friend to Mary, John and Bob. A true friend is a true friend to everyone. That is his/her nature. It’s someone with a big heart that would never hurt anyone on purpose, only by mistake or under extreme conditions.

A true friend may be someone I have not seen in years. But the moment I see him/her again, it’s like we have never parted. The second I glimpse the face I am overwhelmed with happiness and so is he/she. Neither of us says anything stupid like: “Where have you been all these years?” or “Why haven’t you called?” It feels like the five years have never passed. It’s as if the last time I saw the person was yesterday. And we take it from there. Oh, boy, is there a lot to report about the past five years!

A true friend is not necessarily someone I spend a lot of time with. It might even be someone I have known only true e-mails or messages on social media.

If you feel you have no true friends, it’s time you become one. No sweat no glory.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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