THE DEFINITION OF A TRUE FRIEND

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A friend is one who believes in others more than she believes in herself.

She is one who allows her friends to put away all pretenses and lets them be who God made them to be.

She lets others share their weaknesses without being afraid of being judged or lectured.

She celebrates the strengths of those closest to her and brings out the best in them.

She hurts when her friends hurt and cheers when her friends are sailing through life.

She isn’t intimidated by the successes of her friends, but finds abundant joy in seeing every one of them succeed.

A true friend loves at all times and her love never, ever fails.

“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” — Proverbs 17: 17 (NLT)

I’m linking up for Five Minute Friday where Lisa Jo Baker and other awesome people write for five minutes flat with no self critiquing or no striving for perfection. This week’s prompt is: “Friend.”

The photo captured the joy of my daughter’s college years as she celebrated with the friends she met and will keep forever.

Five Minute Friday

4 Thoughts on “THE DEFINITION OF A TRUE FRIEND

  1. What a beautiful definition of friendship! I enjoyed your post very much. Rebecca here, dropping in from FMF. It’s wonderful to ‘meet’ you and am praying God’s greatest blessings over you! Happy Friday! <3

    • Amy Lynne on April 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm said:

      Thank you for reading my post and for your sweet words, Rebecca. It’s nice to meet you too. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

  2. Roxene Saviano on April 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm said:

    This is a beautiful definition of friendship. From my years of being your friend, I truly believe that you have been and still are everything you describe! I rarely read blogs, but this one grabbed my attention, and I’m so glad I read it. Amy, you are one of the truest and most sincere friends that I have ever had. Your eyes are truly set on God and His love of people. I love you Amy, and am so blessed to be a part of your life.

  3. Amy Lynne on April 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm said:

    Roxene,

    I have tears after reading your comment. Your words mean so much to me! You are one of my truest and most sincere friends as well. Our friendship has stood the test of time. It’s hard to believe it’s been over twenty-three years since we became friends. You are truly my forever friend.

    Love you so very much!
    Amy

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