Friendship comes in all kinds of packages. The deep and lasting friendships that begin in junior school and extend into old age are rare indeed and often punctuated with quarrels and clashes of opinion over the years. Friendship can evolve over a long period of time from being the giggling trio in the tree house to being companions in the care home. Friends do not always get along and why should they? The deepest friendships might be peppered with disagreements and squabbles, some of which are never quite resolved; both parties agreeing to disagree rather than dissolve a precious link as friends.
Friendships in country community:
In country communities where there are few modern distractions and entertainments, friends share a social life of deeper intensity than city dwellers but tend to have fewer opportunities for leisure. Friendship is therefore expressed in more practical ways. A farmer might take over a sick friend’s chores; his wife might take care of her friend’s children as a gesture of friendship; friends who have suffered bereavement or be ill might be visited by friends bringing gifts of food. Unfortunately, not a great deal of hugging and kissing goes on in these rustic communities; friendship is just not demonstrated that way.
Showing a friend you care need not cost much :
in fact, it need not cost anything at all! There is a better idea of how women express friendship with men, perhaps because they are emotionally charged where their friends are concerned. A woman may be able to empty the carpet or wash dishes for a friend who has only one child or more work in the work. And thinking this, easily take you to a partner in a partner. But isn’t this what friendship should be? A two way exchange of consideration that benefits both…
At special times of the year and even for no particular reason, giving a friend a thoughtful friendship gift can mean a great deal.
In the holiday season as we shop for gifts to bring a smile to the face of a good friend, giving a meaningful and inexpensive gift, especially a gift that may be kept and treasured forever, will spread a little magic around and bring a sparkle to the occasion.
I believe in Friendship, I believe that it is so healthy for us. We know that if it was not for my friends I would be in a different place today and not a better place!
I also like giving – no I love giving, I believe that when you give you get – and you get even bigger.