A Month of Friendship // with Jane Maree

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hello friends! I have Miss Jane here today to share a definition on friendship and give her thoughts. I'm sure she'd love it if you hopped on over to her blog >> janemareeauthor.com.

When I sat down to write this post, I didn’t really know what aspect of friendship I was going to look at. So, for inspiration, I hopped over to trusty old google to have a look at the official definition of the word.
There were a couple definitions, but only one of them really stuck with me:

  • A state of mutual trust and support between allied nations.

Obviously the ‘between allied nations’ doesn’t really apply to the type of friendships we’re talking about here, but the main core remains true.

Friendship is a state of mutual trust and support between you and another person.
As a friend, we need to be trustworthy. We need to be supportive. If it gets tough, that’s no excuse to leave or become distant.
Being a friend means being willing to stand by them through their struggles, and being willing to allow them to stand by you in yours.
It means forgiving them and asking for forgiveness.
It means praying for them and asking for prayer.
It means trusting them with yourself, and being trustworthy with them as well.
It means laughing with them and crying with them.
It means being there. No matter what.

It’s not always easy, in fact, sometimes it’s downright hard. But when you trust someone and someone trusts you, breaking that trust is breaking a precious thing which should never be broken.

I think this simple quote from Winnie the Pooh gives such a beautiful picture of friendship that encompasses core idea so well:
“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh.
"There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
May we all be willing to bring tea and honey on the next day our friends don’t feel much like themselves.

Jane Maree is an Adventurer—exploring the endless wonders of God’s beautiful creation. As a YA speculative fiction author and freelance editor, she has always loved the enchantment of words on paper. If you say anything about pizza, superheroes, music, books, or any of her many, many fandoms, she’ll come at the double.
She seeks to inspire her readers to step out and become the heroes of hope this world needs.

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Thanks again for sharing Jane; I couldn't do it without you all <3
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