Tuesday, April 10, 2007
What makes a friend a friend???
When does a person count as a friend??

For a while now I have been pondering many questions on friendship. I myself try my best to be the very best friend I can be to anyone. I go beyond my limits for people I consider my friends. I will do whatever I can to help someone I care about. I am no saint and I have many, many faults, but with all of my heart I try to keep the few people close to me at arms reach.

In the past few years I have started to realize that some friendships, even the oldest, closest ones do not last. People find new people that I guess are better at fulfilling “in the moment” pieces of their life, and leave the ones whom are always there behind. The people that they should keep close to them, they push away. They no longer put any effort into the relationship at all and it diminishes down to nothing.

When it comes down to it, really they are being selfish. The people that have been there for them for almost forever it seems, now do not matter to them at all. The family and friends that they for so long were apart of they leave behind, but expect them to be they’re waiting readily to catch them when they fall.

Why is this??? What goes through people’s heads to make them think they can walk all over others in this way??? What makes them think that by doing this they are not crushing them???

It has not been realized by me, that I cannot hold many people close to me. I have my family to think about and I cannot have them be hurt by people that I now call “the Nomads”. They never settle for the people good in their life because they are never considered good enough in their eyes. They wander from person to person, group to group, never really settling and finding peace in what they have right in front of them, then up in a flash crush the hearts of the people around them and move on to the next best thing that comes along.

I now know there are very few people that I consider friends. People that remain consistent in my life and are there for me when I need them in return to my friendship that I give to them.

I wish the world were a happier place where people think of others as well as themselves, instead of only thinking of themselves and no one else.

I wish that the friends we made did not break our hearts and our children’s hearts. I wish that some of those friends were not family because it hurts even more when they have to be in our life even though we just would like to rid ourselves of the hurt.

I wish the world had better friends.

Labels:


  posted at 4/10/2007 01:37:00 PM  
  3 comments



3 Comments:
At April 10, 2007 at 1:51 PM, Blogger Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Liz,
I am sorry you are hurting. Thank you for sharing and what a wonderful post and insight. I have had that happen in friendships also and so value my friends.
May the Lord bless you this day and always. Please feel free to stop by for a visit sometime. I like your blog.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ( D.)():)

 
At April 10, 2007 at 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nicely written. It is a shame that most of the people on the planet only think of themselves. And the people that give 100% in a friendship usually gets hurt most of the time. Why? Who knows, maybe some people can't handle a normal life.

 
At April 12, 2007 at 7:15 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Sounds like you are hurting, and I'm sorry about that. Yes, it's true that people do let us down. It is so sad when it happens to your kids the first time, especially. My heart goes out to you.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home



About Me


Name:
Monkey Kisses

Mom to 2 boys who take up my whole day every day with all kinds of excitement! Married to the Love of my life!

My Complete Profile


Recent Posts
The Almighty Playroom
Easter Tangy Honey Glazed Ham
30 Day Organizing Challenge!!!!
Works For Me Wednesday -Naptime!
Wordless Wednesday - Spring Is In the Air
Monte Cristo Casserole
Make Sure To Drink Your Water!!!!!
Imagini
Ultimate Blog Party
A little more about me.....

My Favorite Blogs
My Favorite Blogs []

Product Spotlight


Check out my lens


Labels
  • Cleaning/Organizing
  • Contest
  • Family
  • Family Fridays
  • Food - Recipes
  • FunMondaysForKids
  • General
  • Holiday
  • Just me and my head....
  • Meme
  • Poem
  • Reviews
  • Silly Stuff
  • Sponsored
  • Tasty Thursday
  • Weight Loss
  • WFMW
  • Wordless Wednesday

  • Search

    Archives
    2/4/07 - 2/11/07
    2/11/07 - 2/18/07
    2/25/07 - 3/4/07
    3/4/07 - 3/11/07
    3/11/07 - 3/18/07
    3/18/07 - 3/25/07
    4/1/07 - 4/8/07
    4/8/07 - 4/15/07
    4/15/07 - 4/22/07
    4/22/07 - 4/29/07
    4/29/07 - 5/6/07
    5/6/07 - 5/13/07
    5/13/07 - 5/20/07
    5/20/07 - 5/27/07
    5/27/07 - 6/3/07
    6/3/07 - 6/10/07
    6/10/07 - 6/17/07
    6/17/07 - 6/24/07
    6/24/07 - 7/1/07
    7/1/07 - 7/8/07
    7/8/07 - 7/15/07
    7/15/07 - 7/22/07
    7/22/07 - 7/29/07
    7/29/07 - 8/5/07
    8/5/07 - 8/12/07
    8/12/07 - 8/19/07
    8/19/07 - 8/26/07
    8/26/07 - 9/2/07
    9/2/07 - 9/9/07
    9/9/07 - 9/16/07
    9/16/07 - 9/23/07
    9/23/07 - 9/30/07
    9/30/07 - 10/7/07
    10/7/07 - 10/14/07
    10/14/07 - 10/21/07
    10/21/07 - 10/28/07
    10/28/07 - 11/4/07
    11/4/07 - 11/11/07
    11/18/07 - 11/25/07
    11/25/07 - 12/2/07
    12/2/07 - 12/9/07
    12/9/07 - 12/16/07
    12/16/07 - 12/23/07
    12/23/07 - 12/30/07
    12/30/07 - 1/6/08
    1/6/08 - 1/13/08
    1/13/08 - 1/20/08
    1/20/08 - 1/27/08
    1/27/08 - 2/3/08
    2/3/08 - 2/10/08
    2/17/08 - 2/24/08
    2/24/08 - 3/2/08
    3/9/08 - 3/16/08
    3/23/08 - 3/30/08
    3/30/08 - 4/6/08
    6/22/08 - 6/29/08
    6/7/09 - 6/14/09
    6/14/09 - 6/21/09
    10/11/09 - 10/18/09
    11/1/09 - 11/8/09
    4/24/11 - 5/1/11

    Miscellaneous

    A Juggling Mum's Blog Network


    linktome

    PPP Direct





    Mom's of Grace

    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    Mom Blogs


    Crazy Hip Blog Mamas Web Ring

    Join :: List :: Random

    Look What I Got
    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

    Credits
    Blog Design by:


    Powered by:


    Image from:
    istockphoto
    Meter: