“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.” – Unknown
In my past blog, I touched on a number of topics related to leadership. I would like to deviate from it this week and focus on something that we all value because it is something that is hard to find. FRIENDSHIP.
Apart from family, friends are a true treasure. We often hear that true friends are hard to find. Indeed, this is so true. When you find them, treasure them and nurture the friendship. Friendship is more than an interpersonal bond. It is a deeper form of mutual affection with another person.
True friends will accept you for who you are. Your flaws and imperfections are no issue to them. They embrace you for who you are and what you are. They are people who will always be there for you in good and bad times.
I was inspired by a child to delve into this topic. He shared with me that one of the best movies on friendship is the Disney movie, Christopher Robin. It is about the special bond that lead character, Christopher Robin shared with childhood friend Winnie the Pooh. The young child jogged my curiosity and led me to dig deeper into the movie.
I realized that the movie is more than just friendship. It teaches us to focus on what really matters in life and value it. Sometimes we are so keen on being successful that we tend to neglect things that are of equal or more importance. Let us not lose sight of what really matters because in the end we either lose ourselves or the things that matter the most.
Learn to appreciate even the smallest things. That small thing may create or generate life long significance.
Life, in general, is not complicated. We just complicate it. It is time to simplify it. Spend time with friends and chit chat over anything. Take a break and have a good laugh. Refrain from fussing over things that are of little importance. Appreciate everything you have. Seek the good out of everything. In the end, you will feel fulfilled and say “Life is good.”