True Friend and a Friend


“What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.” 
- Aristotle

A friend will tell you what is new in their life.
True friend will ask "What is happening in your life?"
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A friend thinks that your troubles are new.
True friend says: "You have been grumbling about that for years. Make a move and do something about it!"
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A friend has never seen you cry.
True friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
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A friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
True friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
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A friend brings a ready meal to your party.
True friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
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A friend hates it when you call after they've gone to bed.
True friend asks you "What prevented you from calling me earlier?"
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A friend will talk with you about your problems.
True friend wishes to help you with your problems.
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A friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
True friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
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A friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
True friend knows that real friendship is just beginning after you've had a fight.
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A friend expects you to always be there for them.
True friend is always there for you.

2 comments:

Irene Cortez said...

How true. But sometimes, I forget to tell the difference--I sometimes become "a friend" instead of a "true friend." I'm glad you posted this. I'm pretty sure Im much wiser now. :-)

Emaniuz said...

The stories actually differ from culture to culture. This is great one! :-)

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