“I Believe in Friendship”
I believe in friendship. I think that these relationships can be of value to our
lives for many years. I’ve learned so much about myself through this experience, and
how to give selflessly. My best friend has been a part of my life since I
was two years old. I never realized the importance of this relationship, nor did I even
know that she was my best friend until recent years. I had not really understood
what being a friend really meant when I almost lost her due to unintentional selfish
acts. Through communicating I learned my boundaries, and in every friendship they
are necessary, even with best friends. I know my boundaries in this friendship and
respect and accept the decisions my friend makes for herself.
I remember when we would dress alike as kids but in different colors. We shared
many of the same interests, but our biggest passion was singing, and we would always
dress-up and act like performers. When I think back on our childhood moments, and how
our parents would look forward to these performances with their friends, it’s a nice
reflection. I can remember these weekly shows and her precious face displaying
innocence, with dreams and hopes of aspiring to be and contribute incredibly to the
So many years later we are still together and supporting one another in some of
our most difficult times. However, this relationship as in many others has had its test of
time. I believe that time and circumstance give you an opportunity to look back and
reflect on the people in our lives past and present. So we’ve shared many experiences
and many sad and happy moments but most importantly we were not alone, because we
had each other. This is the relationship that I value most. No matter the distance nor the
challenge she has been with me the whole time, supporting me at all costs. Friendships
are important because true friends always tell you the truth even when you don’t want to
hear it. Friends accept you for who you are without judging you and most importantly
they provide consistency and loyalty for as long as you may want or accept it.
I believe that having friends means being a friend first and remembering what you
need and trying to be that for one another. There are defining moments in life where
you can look back and feel grateful for these relationships, as true friendship is hard to
come by. So I say with gratitude to my friend, my sister, who is but one half of me,
thank you for teaching me how to be a friend.
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