What kind of friends do you have?
If you have a stray hair growing out of your chin, will your friend…
a) Come at you with a pair of tweezers and yank it out while you’re not looking?
b) Discreetly tell you about it and then direct you to the nearest mirror?
c) Say nothing and watch it grow from week to week, month to month?
If you’ve sold your house and have to move within a month, will your friend…
a) Show up on your doorstep with boxes, bubble wrap, and coffee and get to work whether you’re ready or not?
b) Offer to help over the next couple of weeks when your schedules coincide?
c) Make excuses about being busy with kids, work, and chin hairs and stop answering the phone?
If you have a fight with your husband and are on the verge of tears, will your friend…
a) Take you out for a bottle of wine and let you vent for a bit, while secretly cutting off his favorite appendage in her mind?
b) Take your kids out to a movie for a few hours while you and your husband work things out?
c) Go out for coffee with your husband?
If a loved one passes away, will your friend…
a) Come over with dinner, bathe your kids, do your laundry, and envelop you in hugs and love?
b) Offer to help out by baking or serving coffee following the service?
c) Show up to the funeral and then duck out the back door just before it is over?
If you bought a new dress that shows way more cleavage than you’re used to but makes you feel fabulous, will your friend…
a) Give you a high five for stepping out of your comfort zone?
b) Praise you for your efforts and then offer to fix it so you’re more comfortable?
c) Borrow the dress and never return it?
If your friends are…
These friends are definite keepers. They know what you need without you ever having to say anything. They are true to themselves and to you. They will not sugar coat anything to spare your feelings but will always be truthful and honest with you. They are 100% invested in your relationship and they are fiercely protective. You may fight and hurt each other from time to time, but you know that you can count on each other and you can get through anything together. Your friendship will run deep and can last a lifetime.
These friends are steady and true. They are nurturing and like a mother, will sometimes stand back until you really need them to step in. They will always offer a safe place where you can be yourself and they will love you unconditionally. These friends are always aware of your feelings, but are not afraid to voice their opinion. Your friendship is based on mutual trust, love, and understanding and will always be treasured in your heart.
This friend is no friend at all. Run, don’t walk.
Thankfully I have great friends, like Aaron and Gail, who will let me go and pick all the cherries that I want off their cherry tree. Thank you.
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