This is it, number 30. How’d we get here? I’ve been overwhelmed by this series, really I have. Thank you. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for contributing. It’s been an absolute blast. I am so very encouraged. I thought it perfect to end on a friendship one, since my first one was about friends, and all the people who’ve contributed are my friends. Thank you so much guys, I love you all very much.
Matt and Lisa are the best kind of people and the best kind of friends, when they agreed to do one of these; I knew it would be a good one. They’re wonderful. Thank you so much!
The Oxford dictionary describes friendship as “a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.” In fact it even adds “a contact on a social networking website.”
However you count your friends we’ve been thinking recently about what it is we value in friendship. Being on the road to starting our own family (Baby C due just before Christmas) and in the process of trying to buy a house for said family has given us plenty of reason. It’s often when big things change in life that you’re made to stop and take account of the things, places and people who have been a part of your journey so far before you step into the unknown.
We feel very blessed by the friends we’ve made over the years, and the way that these people have enriched our lives. Friendship really is a great gift!
Here are our thoughts on the thirty things we value in friendship. It’s probably worth mentioning that of course it’s actually quite hard to sum up the crux of friendship in a list. The things you value in one friendship to another can be miles apart and almost contradictory in some cases. Make what you will of the following;
3. Sense of humour
4. Sound advice
9. Sense of fun
21. Ability to laugh at life
23. Adventurous nature
24. Mutual appreciation
25. Non judgment
26. Strong mind
29. Interesting conversation