October 7, 2019 80 Comments LIFESTYLE Shadrack biwot
“Many people will walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. someone who is a true friend will always stand up for you when others try hurting you physically or emotionally. They do everything in their power to ensure your safety. They never give a damn who is trying to harm you. They will be there for you anytime and anywhere. That’s the power of true friendship. “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you. “

A true friend is that person who gives you the total freedom of being yourself around them. Most of the time, we claim to have best friends but we’re always putting up much effort to meet up to their expectations. We have to put up a face when around them just not to be an embarrassment to them. Just because that’s what makes them accept you. But what about yourself? Who is willing to do all that for you?? I can’t deny I’ve been in such toxic friendship and thats the last thing I’d wish to get back to.

Being able to be yourself, have trust and confidence in a friend is one of the biggest requirements of a strong bond between friends. With this you’ll know you can be able to count on each other at that point when you need someone to be there for you, someone who can listen with keenness and not mock or make fun of you, someone who can be able to guide you and offer good advice.

Most of us get ourselves in toxic friendships due to the fact that we are unable to differentiate between a healthy relationship and a toxic one. A healthy friendship is the one that is there for you through the good and the bad, happy when you prosper,the one that pushes you to greatness.

Ways of meeting new friends

  1. Take up new interests : join college or community education to be able to meet new that have the same interests as you. Join fitness classes or even offer your time to volunteer in hospitals, community centers where you can be able to form stong bonds with others
  2. Make yourself available : if you want to make friends you need to be able to go out there inorder to meet new people. If you stay alone, it’s unlikely for friends to come to you.
  3. Go to community events : This is a great way to find other people with common interests. It’s not necessary that you meet that you meet with those that have lots of common interests with you. At times, great friends come out of those that don’t have much in common.
  4. Try connecting with those you know : it’s obvious you already know a few people who could become great friends. Consider trying to know them better.

For one to maintain friendships, you need to be :

  1. Loyal to your friends
  2. Be reliable
  3. Be a good listener
  4. Be trust worthy
  5. Always keep in touch
  6. Choose friends wisely

friendship is a gift to us all. Imagine having to say with no one to tell, having someone to tell but being unable to get a reliable and honest feedback. Friendship are meant to decongest wherever is burdening us through sharing our thoughts and experiences. One thing interesting about great friendship is that it erases social barriers.

Quality counts more than the quantity. You would love to have a network of friends but it’s important to nurture a few friends that will be there for you no matter the circumstances. You may not be friends with everyone but it’s also very important to maintain that friendly attitude. That way, it’ll improve relationships in your life.

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  1. 1

    Art & Home

    True friendship is hard to achieve, so they must be treasured when they can be built!

  2. 1

    Photo Librarian

    I have very few friends…you’re right true friendship is gift,

  3. 1


    Our lives are full of acquaintances. If you are lucky, you have one true friend. Ir’s very important to have friends in your life, but it is a blessing to have a true friend.

  4. 1

    Crystal Grasso (Ward)

    True friends are hard to come by, but when they do appear in your life it’s amazing. Having a connection with a true friend is like no other. I really liked how you touched on finding new friends, connecting better with current friends, and ways to maintain a friendship. Awesome post!

  5. 1

    Michael David Oyco

    Yes. Treasure true friendship. They are rare so take care of them. They will be the next support group after your family/

  6. 1


    What about fake friends how to find someone is a fake friend

  7. 1


    Good friends are hard to find. When I started being selective about who I considered a friend I noticed a huge difference in relationships. I need friends that are motivated, loyal and have life goals.

  8. 1

    Mhaan (@momyrockinstyle)

    Glad I gained my new friends when I started my blogging career. 🙂

  9. 1

    Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy)

    It’s so hard to find a true friend and if you do you are so lucky x


  10. 1


    Connecting with people is all about having similar interest!

  11. 1

    TweenselMom (@TweenselMom)

    True friends are so precious like diamonds. You can have a thousand of friends and you’ll eventually find out that there’s just a couple who are true.

  12. 1

    Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf)

    You said it: to have the best friends, we must be the best friends ourselves. All the valuable qualities in a person you want to trust should be a mere reflection of you.

  13. 1

    Catherine Santiago Jose

    I do believe in the saying that true friends are like a precious gem that is hard to find and when you found it work hard to keep it. I have a small circle of friends but I can tell you that their are my true friends.

  14. 1


    I really do need to try out Meetup more often. I know they have some amazing ways to connect with other people. And what better way to make friends than sharing common interests?

  15. 1


    Your friends may come and go but your true friend will always be there for you no matter what. When you find that person treasure them coz they don’t come that often. Your tips are all true.

  16. 1

    Bindu Thomas

    A true friendship stands the test of time. A good set of friends are important to round you off as an individual.

  17. 1

    Kate Murray • Vogue Media

    Such an important topic! I’m sharing with my 12 year old daughter who is going through this right now! Definitely quality over quantity!

  18. 1

    Farah Faz

    The world we live its hard to find any friend you can rely on. I have been fortunate but I have had my ups and down. This is a good post and a helpful one.

  19. 1

    Claire Hanzl

    This is very nicely written, i am sure it could help to somebody

  20. 1

    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Meeting new people has always been exciting and having blessed with true friends is the best. Those are some great tips and a helpful guide to true friendship.

  21. 1


    you can have all the man and girls in the world but true friendship is hard to find see you better treasure it!

  22. 1

    momi berlin

    i only have a few trusted friends. those that i know who truly understand and do not talk behind my back. it is difficult to find a true friend but once you found him, you seem to like have won a lottery.

  23. 1

    Ruth I

    We all have our own unique friends do we? I actually like my circle smaller. These are all on point.

  24. 1

    Eileen M Loya

    My circle of friends is small. They are the ones whom I call “my sisters from a different mother and father.” It is difficult to find true friends but when you do, treasure them!

  25. 1


    I couldn’t agree more. It’s a great idea to volunteer in a community or attend classes or anywhere that you’re interested in, to make new friends .

  26. 1


    I always choose my fiend wisely. I am totally agree with you. I keep my friend circle very small whom I trust more.

  27. 1

    Fatima D Torres

    Having the right friends can help you go far. So important to be able to lean on others.

  28. 1

    Lyosha Varezhkina

    That is so awesome! Having a true friend is golden and is always on point! love it and treasure it

  29. 1


    True friends are hard to find! They are the one who came into your life, saw the best and worst part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.

  30. 1


    Friends are very important in life, they are the ones who support and are there for us in both happy and sad moments. It’s important to appreciate friendship.

  31. 1


    Yes, friendship takes lots of time and both need to be equally involved. Blessed to have such friends in my life.

  32. 1


    I have only a few friends but I trust them with everything 🙂 So much better than having a lot of people that you can’t really talk about.

  33. 1


    Great Article, thank you so much

  34. 1

    Cindy B

    This is such a great post! Good friends are hard to find and keep!

  35. 1

    jessica may

    True friendship is important and sometimes hard to come by. i hate watching my kids struggle with friendships!

  36. 1

    You, Me and Benny

    True friendship is HARD to come by but when you get it it’s so wonderful!!!

  37. 1

    Serena Rogers

    I remember when the amount of friends was important, but in my mid thirties it is all about quality. Plus, we have friends for different reasons. Great post.

  38. 1


    Having a true friend is really one of the most important things in life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

  39. 1


    True friendship is very important in the growth of an indivual.The earlier you note true friends the better.

  40. 1

    Kristin O'Ferrall

    I always tell my boys — true friends are the ones that have your back and will accept you no matter what. True friends are a true gift!

  41. 1


    nice tips to maintaining friendships but it is not very easy to find true friends these days.

  42. 1

    Great post! True friends are hard to come by. But once you find one, you have some real treasure. Thanks for sharing ❤

  43. 1

    Polly Amora

    I agree with all these. I have tons of friends (perks of being an extrovert) – most of them I met at events/community, previous workplace and some were just introduced to me. But it’s not always that these friends are available but I’m glad I have a smaller group. THanks for sharing!

  44. 1


    I am a type of person who don’t have a lot of friends or label people as friends because of trust is hard is for me. I been hurt so many times before, so it is best to guard myself than get hurt. Maybe I need to talk to someone about that trust issue because I should get more friends.

  45. 1

    Simon Starchevsky

    Excellent points all around. The more friends you have, the richer and more diverse your experiences become. I have plenty of acquaintances, and a smaller circle of friends. But the friends I have, are amazing people for whom I am thankful every day.

  46. 1

    Lush Fab Glam

    We often confuse acquaintances that we’ve known for a long time with true friends. Real friends are family you choose.
    XO, MJ

  47. 1


    True friends, Good friends. These are the creatures that are rare to be found. Appreciate them.

  48. 1


    I deeply value the friends in my life and take time often to pause and say hello or reach out!!!

  49. 1


    Finding and keeping friends as an adult can be really hard. Thank you for those tips.

  50. 1


    Meeting new people through activities that you love to do helps forms really good friendships.

  51. 1

    Mila R

    True friendship is hard to achieve, it must be built!

  52. 1


    That sounds awesome. It really looks nice and the information mentioned in the post is really good.

    Aashirvad Kumar

  53. 1

    Adventures with Shelby

    True friendship really is something to celebrate!

  54. 1


    Yep friendship is not a relation it is coexistence.Best friends are rare but the ones are pricelsee. Keep writing.👍

  55. 1


    True friendship take work and dedication. Great post.

  56. 1


    What great words of wisdom for friendship

  57. 1


    True friends…the ones you still speak to 20 years later. These are the most important relationships.

  58. 1


    I’m so thankful for the wonderful friends I have in my life. This is such a great reminder to foster those friendships while making new ones.

  59. 1


    you know who your freinds are when you are in time of need and they will be there!

    1. 1

      Shadrack biwot

      So true. That’s the time when true friends surface

  60. 1

    Ch. Nikhila

    Friendship is essential in life and this is amazing article. Good job!

  61. 1


    it is more difficult as we get older to remember where and how to develop new friendships. your suggestions will be helpful.

  62. 1


    What you say about true friendship is very true: a true friend is someone who will be there for you through think and thin. It is hard to find friends when you get older but there is always different opportunities.

  63. 1


    When you find someone genuine, keep them! Arguments and disagreements are somewhat inevitable but we just have to find the ones fighting for. Lovely and heartfelt post on friendship 🙂

  64. 1


    A true friend are gem that we need to keep in our lives. They will never leave you no matter how situation it is! Great article!

  65. 1


    Getting a true friend is really tough who will be there at any situation. And the worst fact is it takes a long time to build a friendship, but takes a second to destroy everything.

  66. 1

    Simon Starchevsky

    I used to have a huge entourage of acquaintances, but I too have learned that a small group of true friends trumps them every time. I can rely on my friends now, and they know that I have their backs too.

  67. 1


    You have really some great posts on friendship. Always learn something new from you.

  68. 1


    This is one of the best articles i’ve read about friendship! I can definitely relate to this post most especially your opening paragraph. It is indeed a powerful message to all. I will share this to my buddies. Thank you! 🙂

  69. 1


    True friends are so hard to find, especially as you get older! When you do find them though it is so special

  70. 1


    You have a very good point of view. It is really true that TRUE FRIEND are hard to find. I have a lot of friends before. But i choose to stay in a little circle now. But much more True. This is so meaningful story. Thank you!

  71. 1

    Sanjota Purohit

    Agree! There is difference between having lot of friends and having true friends.

  72. 1

    Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog)

    I struggle with making friends but agree that having a few true friends is best. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  73. 1

    Renata Feyen

    It takes time to build a good relationship with friends and that is something not everyone is willing to give 🙂

  74. 1


    What an amazing read. I agree, it is so important to have true friends versus so many friends. Genuine friendships is whats important.

  75. 1


    Better to have a few good friends than to be surrounded by lots of fake friends.

  76. 1


    Finding a true friend and being a true friend are challenging things in this world.

  77. 1

    Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy)

    It’s so hard to find a real friend and have true friendship. I’m so lucky to have such friends in my life.


  78. 1

    Dana Peller (@Pellerini)

    Finding a true friend can be tough. However, when you do find them, don’t let them go.

  79. 1


    Amazing post, friendship sometimes could be hard to get but you got really good tips of making new friendships. I like the idea of joining new communities or attending colleges.


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