Friday, July 31, 2009

Partners In Rhyme !!!


‘Lucky’ is one word for someone who has in fact found a real friend, a person one can hope for. Someone who is there not only to spend happy times with us, but more on our appalling times. But having a real best friend whom you relate your secrets to, talk about how boring your day at work was up to, your whining about the new dress you just bought from the store. Someone whom you share your thoughts or plans to. It’s because they know who we really are, through the worst things we did to them and they still stood by us and still love us, that’s a friend to keep.

What do we owe our friends? Friends owe each other their friendship, their help in times of need, their companionship when we are lonely. A friend owes nothing more or less then what they receive from you. You need to have an equal amount of respect for each other. Sometimes we make choices that our friends don't agree with but in the end a true friend understands we must make our own choices and gives us the time and space we need to in order do so. Personally, I owe my friends a lot simply because they put up with my shit. In return I put up with shit I wouldn't normally take from, say, an everyday correlate.

In how many ways have friends enriched our lives and made us feel loved, accepted, respected and cared for? Probably, too many to list and the list grows daily. Friends...but I deviate, that’s why all friends are so different...each one is your friend for similar and different reasons, just like you are a friend to them for whatever encircling reasons they feel. We each give and take, and when there is a balance…yes it's wonderful, but at times one might need more than the other, and it's under the premise that, if I was in that situation you would have done the same thing. That might seem to be an expectation of a friend, but it's more like it's the thought that counts.

A lot of people go through life with only a few friends. It seems that some have less than that. They have no one on whom they can call in good times or bad. There is no one with whom to bounce ideas around, or to talk about deep and troubling subjects. They have no one to call in times of need or difficulty. They are at the mercy of life, standing alone. Others seem to have a multitude of friends. Wherever they go, people know them, and like to be around them. Should trouble strike, their biggest hesitation might be over which friend to call. They know exactly the person with whom to discuss the topics of inquiry and debate. Life is full of entertaining and invigorating relationships because it is full of friends.

It is safe to say that when God shaped the world and all the splendid things in it, when he streaked the heavens with radiant shades and the earth with grand mountains and awe-inspiring canyons, when he painted the plains with waving grassland and erected gracious woods of towering foliage, he outdid it all by creating friends. Why not take a moment or two and thank someone today for being a friend to you?

5 comments:

kabandi---d rebel in my own terms said...

Ok whr do i start 4m..
1.hv u read d new post.
2.did u leave a comment.
3.m shftng baba..so wot u cn think.
4.u knw wot arpan i did dat foolish thng again..
5.1am..msgng arpan.. Cryng.. Y? Or wot to do
6. Liza huna na..aji ki hol jana..n d stories to tel..

N wot nt..blah blah!
Huh! Partners in rhyme.. 1yr of being partners in rhyme n crime..frndshp as u said depictd d whole lot of emotions.. Glad dat u penned it so beautifuly..keep up d gud wrk buddy! Keep nagging n i'll keep nagging u 2..

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I thank God for the wonderful friends that I have met!

Nirban said...

wonderful take on friendship...liked the way u presented it.

Cheers to Friends n Friendship !!

Sima-weighing my words.. said...

Nice one dear friend..
So Thank You for being my friend..

Aaliya said...

Beautifully written!! truly the world seems alot colourful because of friends!!