Thursday, June 2, 2011


As I've gotten older, wiser, more confident, and less naive, my defnition of true friendship has become more specific. Not one to throw the word around lightly, I like to think that when I finally bestow this title on someone, he or she has earned it through time and loyalty. In turn, I hope that I am equally worthy by offering integrity, support, maybe even a laugh or two. Here are a just some of the key points on my list:

A friend is reliable. You can count her when making plans, and if she must cancel, it is with good reason.

A friend listens and offers gentle suggestions, but does not judge if you don't follow her advice.

A friend inspires you to take on new challenges and strive to do better in life.

A friend makes time for you, but even if you haven't seen each other in a while, you can pick up right where you left off.

A friend not only accepts, but appreciates your quirks.

A friend is someone you can call when you have big news, or text when you just have something silly to share.

A friend
buys you jewelry. :)

A friend never puts pressure on you to do something you can't or don't want to do.

A friend may also be your mom, sister or daughter.

A friend can live very far away and still be close.

A friend sends you green tea Kit Kat bars when her husband returns from a business trip to Japan.

What does friendship mean to you?

(Ceramic bird, greeting card, and Kit Kat bar courtesy of my good friend Sharon.)


  1. You are so sweet, Robyn. Well said and thanks for counting me a friend for so long! ( No wonder you're my BFF :)

  2. Hi Robyn,
    I love this post. You made some good points that I never thought about. BTW, you can text me anytime :)
    From that "other" ♥Danette Au Revoir...

  3. Thank you, ladies! I feel blessed to have friends like you. :)