Well everyone has their own standards to friendship.Some people look for friends who are always there,some look for friends who are dependable and so on.
But I am just looking for one thing when I look for a friend,
‘when that person is like me’,and I have a really dear friend, Alok… aka,”Aloo-chat”! who would never give up and is exactly what a true friend should be!Always ready to help me no matter what the circumstances be.. guide me, encourage me and moreover makes me laugh to my hearts glory.
I believe that God gives us friends because in one way or another,these people are angels sent from above to guide us, help us and strengthen us.So the more we love our friends, the more we feel loved, happy and enjoy life.
So here I listed the top reasons why and what I like about him…
He keep my secrets: Aside from God, of course, there are other people who know my secrets…and Aloo, is one among those ‘good secret keepers’.You’ll know a person is not a friend when he leaks your secret, seriously. A true friend is when they keep the secret, and makes that funny facial expression in times that your secret is about to spill but your friend still tends to save the secret from being exposed.(and he’s exactly like that!) so a true friend feels what his friend feels, no friend wants his friend to be sad. So when Aloo tells me a secret, I lie to people If I have to, just to keep that secret, and he does the same with me as well.
I am never alone because of him: Yes! you know the saying,’birds of the same feathers flock together’..Aloo has always been there for me through my ups and downs.(believe me he has witnessed all those difficult times of my life,that made my life pathetic..well i would rather try to forget!) .Well…no friend wants to see their friend suffering. Of course, they will not know what you are going through unless you tell them. They are not fortune tellers to know every little thing happening in your life. Its better to utilize your friends, they are there because they are your partners in crime. and you are never alone.Friends complete a missing piece of your heart, especially when that piece is unsearchable anymore.
He makes me happy:Of course, who would make those dull moments, turn to be happy ones? FRIENDS! and Aloo is surely that special friend who me happy when im grumpy.he makes sure that i’m happy and every moment is a smile in my heart. he might look stupid but he does it, just to make me feel better and to make unforgettable memories, too. I can say I am the goofy one among my friends. I don’t like dull moments, it’s like your wasting time. So instead of torturing yourselves with silence, kill yourselves with laughter. Aloo also have simple ways of making me happy. Simple surprises, gifts, jokes, bonding and chats are ways to make a me happy. But what would make a friend happier? It’s when you are right beside him. :)
He makes me cry:If Aloo makes me happy,he is also the best person who can make me cry. Since our friends have a place in our hearts, it would definitely hurt us if we remove them from our lives. They also make us cry by touching our hearts.He does unexpected things for me,he sacrifice for me, he set aside things for me,true friends are actually more than anything in life…and so does is he, for me!
He is true to me: That’s the most important of all. He don’t have to pretend to be of high social status just to be with me. I am true to him as well. I don’t pretend to be rich or of high power. I make sure we are of the same level. he go crazy when I go crazy, and he get sad when he see me cry. I know when a friend is pretending, and it just turns me off. I feel that i don’t have to be friends with those kind of people because I will have that need to be like them, too. So i choose to be with simple people, with simple dreams, just like me. Or shall I say, I make friends to people who are like me…and as stated earlier, he is exactly like me.
I consider him as a part of my family:He is like a family to me,there might be small fights, arguments and disappointments, but he will always be there for me and will never leave me. I treat him as a part of the family, I make sure he is welcomed at home. I also give him special treatment and make sure he don’t feel left out. I am proud of my friend Aloo and I am never ashamed that he is my friend.
Me and Aloo have a lot in common: “You know that too??!?!” “I like that too!!!” “I know right???!?”, some of the identifiers that you have a lot in common. It’s so funny to think back to that moment when i’m talking to Aloo and the conversation gets deeper and then i enter a topic and then he goes, “You know that?”, with wide-opened eyes, then i go, “Who wouldn’t know that!” and we both laugh to our hearts glory,(thats the time when you realize you both looked funny, but then again you discovered something that bonds your friendship and makes it tighter.) It’s not even true that you don’t have a lot in common, you just have to discover that. Friendship is an unending discovery of secrets that will make you both more interested in knowing each other more, or shall I say, making fun of each other more. Having things in common with friends is fun, at least you get to enjoy things together and experience things together.
He teaches me life lessons: Like I stated earlier, friends are there to encourage us.. comfort us, but I missed the part where friends become teachers, too. And when I say teachers, i mean it.Aloo becomes strict and become perfectionist when it comes to advising and making me realize things that I don’t understand. When I become too hard-headed and too uncontrollable, he makes me realize what I did, not to offend me but just to inform me and tell me the gravity of what I did. And as a friend, I should not take these criticisms badly, these should be my stepping stones on becoming a better person. Friends also teach their learning in life, like I stated earlier there are things that friends have already experienced where we should learn from, and we should be the same with them, too.
I believe that friendship is one key of eternal happiness in life. I keep stating that life is a long journey and we should realize that in this journey, we are never alone. Just look around and your friends are here to support you. Walk the journey of life with courage because your friends are there for you. Friends may come and go, but as you go through this journey of life, you’ll see that the person who remains walking with you at the end of the road is a true friend worth fighting for.