<![CDATA[My Site - Blog]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:57:00 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[What's In Your Best Interest?]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:58:34 GMThttp://www.thosethatdream.com/blog/whats-in-your-best-interest
                                           “A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly,
                                                 takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend
-William Penn

It is important to affiliate yourself with people who have your best interest and understanding that your true friends are very important. According to Oxford Dictionary “a friend is a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations”. Is this true? Do we define our friendships based off a definition provided in a book or an online resource? I often hear many people compare their mothers or other family members as there best friends. My definition of a friend is a person who accepts you just as you are. A person who you can call at any given time and they listen before they speak. A person who does not judge you but at the same time not afraid of letting you know when you are wrong and someone who you do not keep anything from and someone who has your back no matter what. I do not think the amount of time you knew a person or how long you talk to a person on a phone measures how great your friendship may be. It’s the
people who you can call after weeks of not speaking and feel like you guys never miss a beat. A true friend is someone you can share everything with and feel confident that if you guys fight you don’t have to worry about them spreading your business.


I must say throughout my 24 years of life I have experienced the good bad and the ugly.  There have been times when I met someone and within weeks I called them my friend, based off the assumption that we had so much in common and we were on the phone every night during the week and had sleepovers every weekend, but I soon realized that the time we spent was being transcribed in a negative way to other people when I was not around. I was distracted by the fun and great conversations we had, the shopping sprees we went on and the many places we traveled to. Unbeknownst to me when we argued this person used everything I confided in them against me. But I am a strong believer of the quote “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. So I took life lessons like this and begin to make better choice regarding the people I allow in my life. The people I have the honor of calling my friends are amazing. I have a distinct connection with each of them and all of them have their own point of view on life.  They are there for me mentally, physically, emotionally and financially (if need be). I want all you beautiful young people to know that life is about trial and error and learning from your mistakes and the mistakes that are made around you, please pay attention to everyone you allow in your life and make sure you compliment one another and do not take advantage of one another. Please make sure you and your friends are benefiting from one another in everyone aspect of life.