This article is dedicated to a very special friend…

Friendship isn’t about people who act true to your face, but it’s about people who remain true behind your back. Everyone would love to have friends whom you can call later on a brother or a sister, not just a friend but more like family. But does true friendship really exist?
True friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. Its about who walked into your life and said “I’m always gonna be there for you’’. And proved it!
True friendship means that I can count on you anytime and anywhere. It means when I need you, you’ll be there for me. The worst friendships are the ones that are based on personal interests. Having your own car as a college student for instance is always an advantage for you, and it woefully gets you ‘’friends’’ easier. why? You might ask! Because when you want to hang out, they won’t take you as a friend as much as they’ll take you as their personal driver. This is not friendship!! this is called an acquaintance, a bad one actually. That’s just a simple example from many other. What I’m trying to say is that friendship is supposed to be based on love, trust, loyalty and most importantly HONESTY…
Friends who are not honest towards themselves are not friends, its like how do you expect them to be honest to you when they cant be to themselves. When a new person shows out of nowhere and suddenly that one person that you considered your friend is preferring her or him over you then they’re not your friend. Don’t be that person whom whenever someone feels bored or that no one cares for them anymore, you’ll be the first one they reach out for, don’t ever be a spare to anyone, if this happens, say NO! when some people forget about you and they don’t even contact you by anyway, until they want something from you then that’s definitely a no!
Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. You can smooth it over and over again, but it’s never going to be the same.
We all know the quote that says “ Trust takes years to build and seconds to break’’. That’s what happens to most of us. The only problem is when we don’t stand up for ourselves when we face these kind of situations, and then we regret not taking this step. But it’s okay, because I reward loyalty with loyalty and disloyalty with distance. Because distance always gives you the time to gain your power again after your heart has been broken by someone you’ve never expected.
The greatest gift of life after having your parents behind your back is friendship, and I will always thank god that I received it. HOW? By having a one true friend for 13 years now and still counting. Having a one true friend is a hundred times better than having 10 fake ones. Good friends care for each other. Close friends understand each other. But TRUE FRIENDS stay forever, beyond words, beyond distance and beyond time. Just like my true friend who lives in Canada, and me living in Jordan after spending our whole childhood in school together back in the UAE. We’ve been separated for 3 years now since we started college but there’s no day that passes without texting or skyping each other, and to her I say I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND.

-Hadeel Abdalla