I think I've reached a point in my life where I only want to keep the good people around.
I know I'm not the only one who has put up with a lot of bullshit in the past from people that considered themselves friends. After a while, it starts to wear on you. You begin wondering why you keep letting these people stick around - shit, you've dumped boyfriends for less!
On another note, I believe in forgiveness - wholeheartedly. I believe that everyone screws up every now & then, and nobody is perfect. However, when someone keeps screwing up in the same ways and begins to expect your forgiveness, the scales become tipped. It gets all thrown out of whack, and you end up being the schmuck that somebody is walking all over. That ain't friendship, folks.
Since my camera is still broken (I'm hoping to have a new one to borrow by tomorrow - thank goodness!) I've attached some inspiring friendship / love photos from www.wehartit.com, accompanied by a little list of things that I think true friendship should be all about. Not what it shouldn't...
It's about laughing with someone, even if you're not particularly happy, but you're appreciating that they're trying really hard to cheer you up.
It's about spending time with someone unselfishly. Being with each other because you love each other.
It's about someone being there for you in your happiest moments, and your saddest... even if it means them sacrificing something else to do so.
Not just giving advice, but listening.
Doing a favor for that person, not because you expect anything back, but because you love them and you know they'd do the same thing for you without you needing to ask.
Understanding the right time to speak up, and the right time to shut up.
Giving really good hugs.
Guess that's all I needed to say for today!