Wednesday, April 11, 2012

5 Notes On Friendship


When I greeted my sister-in-law a Happy Birthday yesterday, I added that I couldn't believe she is now 27 years old. She responded by reminding me of days when we were just kids, picking blueberries in the summer to earn money so we could go shopping. My sister-in-law and I met 14 years ago and instantly became friends...I have always thought of her as my sister but when she married my brother 3 years ago, it became official. :) Here are some things I learned about what true friendship is... not just with my sister in law but with other great friends of mine as well. :)

FRIENDS PUSH YOU TO DO BETTER - My s.i.l got into fitness way before I did, she ran marathons, exercised daily, and had a healthy lifestyle. She inspired me but i remained lazy. Hahaha! For years, she's encouraged me to get more active and it is partly through her encouragement that I've turned my lifestyle around today!

FRIENDS DON'T CARE ABOUT DISTANCE - Many friends have come and gone in my life for many different reasons but my friendship with my s.i.l did not get affected -- even when i moved away to study in another country for 9 months. In fact, my going away only did good. Because I was gone, she hung out more with my brother and ended up marrying him! I take credit for that one. ;)

FRIENDS ACCEPT YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE - Some friends only like you when they need you, some friends only like you when things are going well, but true friends love you for the good, the bad, the ugly, and even the stinky (see last point). I guess that's why many people end up marrying their best friend!

FRIENDS ARE THERE TO HELP - I can't even count the times my s.i.l and many of my other friends have been there to help. Whenever I have shows for Herro Hachi, they're there with their sales faces on! Friends don't care about time, energy, or cost - they're just there to help!

Lastly and most importantly,

FRIENDS HAVE FUN! - When my s.i.l and I were just kids, for some reason we were really amused by FARTS. Yes... farts... the fake ones, the silent ones, the deadly ones, and especially the loud ones. We would even call our sleepovers farties instead of parties. We also loved prank calling people using different accents and different scenarios - it's gotten us into trouble several times but they are stories we laugh about even today. :)

What have you learned about friendship?


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13 comments:

Missa! said...

Okay this was REAL cute! Haha, especially when you mentioned about prank calling people, I got a laugh out of that one cause i could totally relate! prank calling was so much fun when i was a little girl that when i had friends over we would find our elementary school and prank call the principal pretending to be grown ups! however, the disguise in our voices failed to be believable! :)childhood friendships that continue as you grow older and wiser are one of the greatest friendships of all. :)

- missa

Ricademus said...

You've got a great list--and a great SIL.

Another thing I've learned is friends don't keep score. But at the same time, it can't be a one-way street. That's related to #3, the type of "friend" who wants you there when they need something, but never think of you otherwise.

Robots in Trouble said...

Ahhh! You're so right about all of this. And distance is so true with me right now. Ever since I moved to Vegas, I realized who my real friends are. *Sigh* I guess some of them just liked me when things were going well.

krissy ♥ said...

This brought tears to my eyes :,)

Happy birthday, Bernice! ♥

Lei said...

I agree on everything on that list! :) Real friends love you no matter what. They're also the ones who can tell you the truth to your face. :)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

"that's why many end up marrying their best friends".. i like that! :)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

and oh..yes, kym :) You and your husband can design a plushie :) Post their picture on our facebook wall...
www.facebook.com/popjunklove :) Tell me the dimensions so I could give you an estimate of how much it would cost. :) We ship but you and your hubby will have to shoulder the shipping fee :) Oooh..I can't wait to see your design! Just let me know! :)

Nashe^ said...

Great and truly legit notes right there. We all need someone like that in out lives!

out for tea said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. i love yours & will be visiting often :)

i couldnt agree more with all the things youve written. true friends build you, restore you, uplift you, & help sustain you during the darkest of times. they are there to hold your hand, cheer you on, & celebrate lifes joys with you. true friends & not fair weather friends are hard to come by...so when you come across one, cherish them with all that you have.

Honey said...

I agree to everything you said here. Belated Happy Birthday to your sister-in-law... and....

HI kym!!! :)

ko0ty said...

Love this Kym! :)

Gail said...

Agree agree! I don't have a sister so I really consider my friends to be the closest one that I could get. <3

Richelle said...

Friends, like your S.I.L are pretty hard to find. Many of them end up being fake. I'm glad you have an awesome friend like that!

I love her big balloons btw. HHAHAHA.

richelle
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