Δείξε μου τους φίλους σου να σου πω ποιος είσαι ~ Greek saying
If we go by this saying, then I must be an amazing person! Haha! Seriously though, I feel blessed and very lucky to have such wonderful friends. I really believe I have the best friends anyone could ever ask for. At times I am not sure I deserve them, but I am thankful none-the-less.
In life, health is obviously the most important thing to have and in my opinion, good friends come a close second. Family is also very important, but I think friends are more important in some cases. You see, you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. I got quite lucky with my immediate family! Phew! However, others are not so lucky.
Some members of my family are also my friends; others have nothing but DNA in common with me. Some friends are closer than some family members and just because we don’t share the same blood doesn’t mean we are not family. They say ‘blood is thicker than water’. Sure. My take on that is that we already have all the blood we need in our bodies but we need water to live!
I think having good friends is paramount to being happy. I mean, what is the point of anything if you don’t have friends to share it with? Whether that is a good meal, or a stunning sunset, a trip to another county or whatever makes you happy – half the joy is sharing it with someone you love!
Friends come in all shapes and sizes! They can also come from very different backgrounds, religions, countries and cultures. If you have similar beliefs (I am not talking about religion now) and values, then you don’t even need to have similar likes and/or dislikes in order to have a friendship. You do, however, need to be on the same page when it comes to the friendship itself. I, for example, believe that two of the most important ingredients needed for true friendship are trust and honesty. I also believe that a good friend should be reliable (i.e. someone you can count on) and someone who can make you laugh and generally cheer you up. A friend should bring out the best in you. I hope I am describing myself now, too!
I have friends all over the world and even though I may not see or speak to some of them as often as I would like to, when we do get together it’s as if we were never apart.
A true friendship is not affected by distance or time…and can sometimes be strengthened by an abundance of wine!