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Simple Friends vs. Real Friends

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This was read at my yoga class tonight. I loved it so much I thought I would share.

Anyone can stand by you when you are right, but a
Friend will stand by you even when you are wrong…

A simple friend identifies himself when he calls.
A real friend doesn’t have to.

A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life.
A real friend says, “What’s new with you?”

A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.
A real friend says, “You’ve been whining about the same thing for 14 years.
Get off your duff and do something about it.”

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEMPENATIVE 4/26/2012 1:14AM

    bestest! loved that- reminds me of who my real friends are

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DARA52 4/23/2012 6:25PM

    Love it. I have a magnet from a friend that says, "You are my friend because you know too much!".

Love my GF's.

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BABY_GIRL69 4/23/2012 4:13PM


God bless,


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RAMONAFLOWERZ 4/23/2012 10:48AM

    This was *VERY* awesome. Thank you for sharing. :)

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JENN03275 4/23/2012 9:59AM

    This is great! Thank you for sharing. My "real" true friend is my husband.

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MBSHAZZER 4/23/2012 9:30AM

    2 great posts, Kelly! :D Thanks for sharing!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 4/23/2012 7:45AM

    How beautiful! I couldn't see a better way to put it. Thank you!

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SWEDE_SU 4/23/2012 7:29AM

    simple but true! emoticon

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KAYZAKCX 4/23/2012 1:53AM

    I've seen this many times and love it.

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HIKINGSD 4/23/2012 12:20AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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REDSHOES2011 4/22/2012 10:11PM

    emoticon blog and very true..

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