Did you learn something new about the world in 2011? What was it?
“True friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.” Paulo Coelho
The world is composed of people, and we are flawed. Even friendships are not always what they appear to be. I learned in 2011 that I cannot trust as many people as I previously thought. I need to become more discerning. I discovered a false friend last year, and it caught me off guard. I was confused until I read the above quote. Sadly, it put everything into perspective.
In the future, I will carefully choose those I allow into my inner circle. Together we will celebrate achievements, encourage one another’s growth, talk through our problems, and comfort each other when times are tough.
True friends stand by your side, witnessing all of life’s moments, helping to make them feel complete. When I jump for joy, I don’t want to be alone.
Today I used Diana Prichard’s prompt. Many thanks!