Sunday, September 25, 2016

On true friends, injury and breakups

"Two things you will never have to chase:
True friends, and true love."
Mandy Hale

There are two times in your life when you really find out who your friends are:
during a breakup, and during illness or injury. 

True friends are the ones that text to ask if you are ok.  They don't take sides.  They are non-judgmental, empathetic and understanding. They are not into drama, they are there for you. 

True friends are the ones that call you up and offer free swimming sessions.  They see if you want to ride or lift.  Sometimes you just go for a hike together, or they invite you to join them for their post run brunch.  They slow down for you.

True friends understand that you are in a heavy stage, and they help to take off some of the weight. 
They know.  They listen. 

True friends open their arms to you.  They don't pretend like nothing happened.  They don't pretend that you are not hurting.  They don't ignore the symptoms and assume that you will be ok.
They LOVE. 

Can you think of someone who needs your help? 
Don't make them chase you.  Be a true friend.

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