What is a FRIEND?

Really, what makes someone a friend?

Here is what Webster’s dictionary says about it-

Pronunciation:
\ˈfriend\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English frend, from Old English frēond; akin to Old High German friunt friend, Old English frēon to love, frēo free
Date:
before 12th century
1 a: one attached to another by affection or esteem b: acquaintance
2 a: one that is not hostile b: one that is of the same nation, party, or group
3: one that favors or promotes something (as a charity)
4: a favored companion5capitalized : a member of a Christian sect that stresses Inner Light, rejects sacraments and an ordained ministry, and opposes war —called also Quaker
friend·less           Listen to the pronunciation of friendless \ˈfren(d)-ləs\ adjective
friend·less·ness noun
be friends with

: to have a friendship or friendly relationship with
So that’s what the online version of Webster’s says-here’s what I say~
A friend is …
  • someone who can watch you snort any type of liquid out of your nose while laughing-and still love you!
  • a person who will listen to you complain about your significant other, over, and over and over and so on and so forth-but still seem to care (even if he/she really doesn’t)
  • someone who loves you no matter how much your boobs sag or how much post-menopausal facial hair you shave grow and have to use some awful form of glue torture to remove.
  • someone who remembers your birthday, even if they remember it late (oops-sorry guys!)
  • someone who would be there-no matter when, no matter how, no matter why……
  • someone who will go to those sappy chik-flicks and cry with you…
  • someone who cries when you cry~
  • someone who prays for you, and not just for your sanity 🙂
  • a friend is a treasure beyond words-and a true gift from God
  • someone who accepts you, AND your faults-and loves you in spite of those
  • someone who will share her chocolate with you!
  • someone who will read your blog, over and over again…
  • a friend is someone who will cry with you when you’re sad, and rejoice with you when you’re happy..
  • A person who, even though you haven’t spoken in weeks, months or maybe years-it feels like you just saw them yesterday.
And the list goes on and on-tell me what a friend means to you. I really want to know, I do!

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~ by Rhonda on May 14, 2009.

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