Written by Aminu- Ayinde Olajumoke

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Read between the lines as Jumoke shares her thoughts on FRIENDSHIP. 💓

A conversation between Fatty and J. This was the conversation that brought the whole friendship idea.

J: In my mind, I was like you guys fit oo
Fatty: Some people are just meant to be friends and remain friends mama mi
Fatty: And I don’t take our friendship for granted
J: Priceless friendships
At times taking it more than that ruins it all
Fatty: Exactly
Fatty: Really, we all need those few that we can truly call friends
Fatty: They don’t have to cross the line jawe
Fatty: I’ve got his back and he’s got mine

While putting words together for this writeup, the popular song “lean on me” by Michael Bolton popped up in my mind. I was drawn to the part he said:

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long,
'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on

Then I realized we all need that one person we could call our friend. Truth be told, at times we just need that one friend that can always be there for us.

I decided to take a survey by asking a few people about their thoughts on friendship. The survey was divided into two parts.

I obviously got various interesting answers. Enjoy……

Survey 1

J: What do you have to say about friendship?

Human Journal: Hmm… Strong word. It’s a relationship with someone that you’re not scared of showing your flaws and complaining about the other person’s flaws.

J: What do you have to say about friendship?

Fish: Friendship is divided into two. People in your inner circle and Acquaintances

Fish: For the former ,friendship is a conscious effort, a sacrifice. It’s a life!

Fish: For the latter, it’s just something that makes you connect to all.

J: What do you have to say about friendship?

Elder: Friendship is loving your neighbor as yourself. That in it’s true from it’s about companionship, and sacrifice. And being there for people you care about

Elder: It can involve tough love. When a friend wants to do something stupid.

The other part of the survey tagged ‘A LETTER TO MY FRIEND‘. Damn, I got really nice letters. I actually got emotional at some point while compiling. And so, I decided to leave the names of the writers in front.

Read to the end😎

Dear Friend, I never really understood what friendship was all about until I met you. You made it feel so easy. I can boldly call you my human journal because I freely gist you about every moment of my life. I cherish you ore mi. Keep being you…… Jumie

Dear Friend, I think you deserve the world, yet somehow I don’t think you always see that. But I want you to know, I often find my own self wondering what I did to deserve you. You light up every room and lift up every single person around you. Thank you for entering my life……Tosin

Dear Friend,
You both taught me the true meaning of “HAVING A SOULMATE”.
You made me realize that I don’t need a large group of friends when I have two wonderful people that constantly remind me all the time that they are there for me in every way possible.
I love you with every fibre of my being❤️❤️…TIANA.O

Dear Friend,
We had a good start, the best vibe. It ended woefully, but I enjoyed every bit fully.
And yes I miss those days and no one could fill that space.
You made me laugh, you made me smile. Every moment with you was always bright, I could feel no fright.
I miss you……Gold

Dear Friend,
One thing I’ll forever remain grateful for is crossing paths with you.
Thanks for your sincere friendship b. I’ll never be afraid to show the world that you’re my friend and that’s because you’re beyond amazing b.
God bless you real good. 😉……David.


Reflections: On True Friendship

True friends are rare not because there are no good people, but because the virtue of friendship is something we need to grow in as individuals. A true friend has your back and will stand by you in your lowest moments. They see the good, bad, and ugly in you and live with it, without making you feel less of yourself. Which true friends are you grateful for? Tell them to thank you today! 😎……..Koye

I got stuck deciding an exact definition on who a friend is. I had like a thousand definitions in my head. And boom!!! I remembered there was google and so I checked..

A friend is someone who understands you, and if they don’t, they try to. They want to know what you’re all about and what you need. A friend is somebody who is there for you when they can be, but also sets boundaries when they need to.

So, I wanna add an adjective to a friend for more description. The adjective is “True”…As per True friend

Someone who is a true friend stands up for you. When others try to hurt you emotionally or physically, they do everything they can to make sure you stay safe. They don’t care who is trying to harm you; they will defend you anytime, anywhere. If they can help you, they’ll do it without reservation or reward. A true friend is not one who repeatedly is telling you negative things other people say about you.

First, they make it clear by their words and by their actions where they stand when it comes to you. Secondly, they don’t just merely standby silently when others are tearing you down no matter what consequences they may face socially. A true friend is a friend when is convenient and when it is not. They standby you consistently both when you are present and when you are not.

And that was how I saw a full form of FRIEND: First Relation In Earth which Never Dies

Then I saw another

F- Fight for you
R- Respect you
I- Include you
E- Encourage you
N- Need you
S- Stand by you

I never knew it had full forms though…It makes sense…It’s like a summary of what friendship is all about…

I really don’t like posting long. Stay tuned for the second part of it……

I really don’t like posting long. Stay tuned for the second part of it……JUMIE

Thank you for reading to this point. Share your thoughts on What true friendship means in the comment section.

Stay Joyful! Have a fruitful week!

(5) Comments

  1. Mautin says:

    Nice one

    1. Thank you Tosin.

  2. This really nice😊

    1. Thank you, Jed.

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