There is a difference between being an acquiantence and being a friend. First, an
acquaintence is someone whose name you know, who you see every now and
then, who you probably have something in common with and who you feel
comfortable around. It’s a person that you can invite to your home and share
things with. But they are people who you wouldn’t share your life with, whose
actions sometimes you don’t understand because you don’t know enough about
On the other hand, a friend is someone you love. Not that you are “in love” with
them, but you care about them and you think about them when they are not
there. The people you are reminded of when you see something they might like,
and you know this because you know them so well. They are the people whose
pictures you have and whose faces are in your head regardless. They are the
people you see in your mind when you hear a song on the radio because they
made you go up to the person they like and ask them to dance with them, or
maybe YOU danced with them, maybe they stepped on your toes, or just put
their head on your shoulder. They are the people you feel safe around because
you know they care about you. They call just to see how you are doing, because
a friend doesn’t need an excuse. They tell you the truth, the first time, and you
do the same. You know that if you have a problem, they are there to listen.
They are the people who won’t laugh at you or hurt you, and if they do hurt you
they try hard to make it up to you. They are the people you love, regardless of
whether you realize it. They are the people you cried with when you got rejected
from colleges and during the last song at prom and at graduation. They are the
people that when you hug them, you don’t think about how long to hug and
who’s going to be the first one to let go. Maybe they are the people that hold the
rings at your wedding, or maybe they are the people that give you away at your
wedding, or maybe they are the people you marry. They are certainly the people
that cry at your wedding because they are happy or because they are proud or
because they are so in love. They are the people who stop you from making
mistakes and help you when you do. They are the people whose hand you can
hold, or you can hug or give them a kiss and not have it be awkward because
they understand the things you do and they love you for them.
They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand. They watch you
live and you watch them live and you learn from them. Your life is not the same
without them. These are your friends.
How many do you have?
This is not a chain letter, this is from the heart. Send it to the poeple who are
your friends, who used to be your friends, who need friends or just people who
need something to make them realize that they have friends.