How many of us have been betrayed by at least one "friend" in the past?
Chileeee, I remember when I was around fifteen years old, I wanted to have so many friends and fit in with crowds who were not the best ones for me; but at that time all I cared about was being with the "cool gang" and that was one of the biggest mistakes I did in my teenage years. I was not careful with the company I kept around me. From there I gained trust issues and I did not want to be around anymore females because they betrayed my trust and that was huge for me. Those friendships were not genuine, with time God taught me the ability to judge well and be careful with who I allow in my life.
Being in my twenties has taught me to watch the company I keep and, just because I have a good heart does not mean other people have a good heart as well. We live in a cold world where most of the time people only want to get close to you to take advantage or use you. Ain't nobody got time for that!
So, how will you know you have good friends in your circle?
It's simple. Friends with good intentions are there for you in the worst moments, when things get ugly, when you're stranded on the side of the freeway at midnight and they come rescue you; or when you break up with your partner and they are there to lift up your spirit; also, another sign is when the two of you know how to agree to disagree. Can I get an AMEN? Just like any other relationship, it's important that communication and understanding is active in a friendship because often times, friendships don't last due to the lack of understanding and the pettyness. We're too old for that!!
I can honestly say that I have a great circle of friends. They are literally always there for me when I need them the MOST. I am slightly getting emotional as I am typing this because I am beyond thankful for everyone. I've learned so much from each one of them. They are all different but one thing we have in common is: WE UNDERSTAND, SUPPORT AND ACCEPT EACH OTHER'S DIFFERENCES. I believe that these qualities are very important in any type of relationship.
When you start to have an open mind and you treat everyone else like they deserve to be treated, you get the same energy in return from the right people. Notice I said "the right people" because not everyone is genuine out there.
To my friends, the ones who know me best, the ones who are always there for me, the ones who are always checking up on me and love me for who I am, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive, kind and genuine souls. I love you guys so much!!