Friends For A Purpose...
"No friendship is an accident."
― O. Henry, Heart of the West
I believe people enter our life for a reason, and we are to learn from them. Even if it appears that they have little to offer and to pour into your life, don't take them for granted and be quick to judge. The one person who seems to have little to offer, may be the one you learn the most from. If you look closely, pay attention, and respect them, it allows your heart to be open to learn from that person.
Sometimes, we take our friends for granted and do not honor their place in our lives. Take time to nurture the friendships that are in your life today. Every encounter and interaction you have with your friends are to be treated as building blocks. Take away nuggets of information, hope, and love that they offer and build on them to strengthen the relationship, and yourself as an individual. Use opportunities that come your way to build, encourage, and strengthen the other person, as well.
Alternatively, pour into the other person the best you have to offer them. Don't let the friendship be one-sided where you're taking and taking, and not giving anything back. Ensure there is reciprocity in the relationship, where you're both giving and no one is coming up short, or doing more than the relationship calls for. Balance is the greatest thing you both can bring to the friendship, and never take one another for granted.
As the quote indicates, no friendship occurs by accident. It was always predestined and there is a specific purpose for every friendship in your life. Nurture and foster the relationship, and allow it to flourish into the beautiful creation it was designed to be.
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