Belongingness and purpose Friendship reminds me that I truly belong and am loved in some circles. Especially for those coming from unholistic familial structures, friends truly become family. They have helped me realise that my purpose and existence are meant for much greater things regardless of what anyone could make me feel. I truly […]
Friendship reminds me that I truly belong and am loved in some circles. Especially for those coming from unholistic familial structures, friends truly become family. They have helped me realise that my purpose and existence are meant for much greater things regardless of what anyone could make me feel. I truly feel belonged, wanted, admired and respected when I’m around my friends. This gives me confidence to handle life.
Friendships provide mutual empathy and unconditional love that are often infeasible in many other relationships. As friendships resist definition, seldom are there any expectations. However, it is in such friendships that so much can be given and received without any ulterior motives or conditions. As these relationships breed unmasking empathy to be available for one another while respecting inherited and mutually designed boundaries, friendships are a holistic relationship to hold onto.
When doubt and despair kick in, my friends readily motivate me towards my goals. They also encourage me on my personal achievements as if they were their own. They remind me of my journey, and tell me that I am deserving of better things. Their faith in me increases my faith in myself. Their encouragement makes me feel appreciated and makes my successes more enjoyable.
The best part of having a friend, in my opinion, is the dependability they offer. The unsaid “I’m always here for you” and “I believe you” helps me confidently stride forward because whatever happens, a friend will always be there for me (just as I would for them). Their loyalty to stand up for me, even in my absence, has helped me see that I have a significant role in many persons’ lives.
Friendships are a constant reminder that nobody is perfect, yet they can be enough. Disagreements and differences have given me the best of friends. Resolving conflicts has strengthened my belief that problems are a part of every equation and can be solved through effective communication. Difference of opinions has opened my eyes to understand new perspectives of the world. It has made my friendships more enjoyable and exciting.
This International Friendship Day, take a moment to mindfully acknowledge the priceless role of friends in our life! What’s better, give them the invaluable gift of therapy with HFSW – Donate a Therapy Session campaign!
WRITER: Nandhitha M