"Friendship is like a bank account;
you cannot continue to draw on it
without making a deposit."
~ Nicole Beale
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself (and doesn't feel
even the least bit weird shutting your coke/Pepsi drawer with his foot!)
A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after they've gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!
"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us when we cross into the shade."
"You cannot say you've lost a friend. If a friendship is capable of ending, it is because it never existed."
Mayza Blanco Martinez
"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he
advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone;
one should keep his friendships in constant repair."
~ Samuel Johnson