Friends or Acquaintances

When I was a young girl I loved to sing and dance and just be around people. Girls in school would come up to me and tell me they wanted to be friends and I would tell my Dad – Daddy I have a new friend. When he would ask me weeks later how was so and so.? ….I had to confess we weren’t friends any more. She left me (flat leaver) was the word back then when someone else looked more interesting or was doing something more exciting and they would just leave you……And so one day my Dad told me……Millie in this lifetime if you can count 5 friends you will be rich……For a friend to be a friend they need to be loyal, available and trustworthy of your thoughts and secrets and respectful of your wishes………Never be jealous and always be happy for their accomplishments….So Millie, you will find you can have lots of acquaintances but only a few will be classified as Friends . How many of us have experienced this? How many of you??

I now can attest in my senior years how very true those words are……….People call themselves friends but only if you can fulfill their wishes, not look better than they do and you agree with their way of thinking…………I find adults have become childlike in their behavior and sometimes downright hurtful……