F is for Friendship

I think as you get older you begin to realize that there are few greater joys in life than time spent in the company of a good friend.  I've always been one to opt for a few close friends over a crowd of acquaintances and while that doesn't always make for busy Saturday nights it does mean I know someone will always be there when life is less than peachy. 

It's an important lesson that I would like to pass on to my kids.  That it is not the quantity of friends you have but the quality.  That they like you for the person that you are, that you can be yourself around them, because one true friend is worth a thousand acquaintances. 

So this is a salute to my friends, for every word of encouragement, for everything.  You guys are awesome!  Thank you for loving me just the way I am. 


  1. Melissa,

    I think you are right on with this. True friends will never judge you and will love you for the person that you are. They will be there for you if you need them too. It is definitely the quality of friends, not the quantity.



  2. It is so important to have few friends around whom you can be comfortable with. You can have the best of times at the most boring places of the earth just because they are with you!
    cool post!

    - Dishit from Only the Crazy Survive!!!

  3. I so completely agree, a few close friends are so valuable.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    Visiting from AtoZ

  4. So very very true!! I have a very small core of friends, they always stand by me no matter what!
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  5. Greetings Melissa,

    Well said and of course, the true test of friendship can be how they support you in the tough times. If they vanish, they were never friends. I applaud you and your friends, my friend.

    Gary :)

  6. Very true...we all need good friends around us. When I left the UK I got my closest and best friends together and we went for a lovely goodbye meal, we are managing to keep in touch by email and facebook, in hope they will visit me soon in CA

  7. Very good comments about friendships! My faith and friends are getting me through the most difficult time in my life...I've been so much more likely lately to get together with a friend, even on the spur of the moment. Great advice for your kids, too!

    Stopping by A to Z!


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