Building Blocks of Friendship  

                                                                                              A simple friend has never seen you cry. 
                                                                                       A true friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.   

                                                                                      A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.   
                                                                A true friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean up. 

                                                                                          A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.  
                                                                                A true friend opens your refrigerator and helps him/herself.  

                                                                    A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
                                                        A true friend knows that it is not a friendship until you have had a major disagreement.   

                                                                                  A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
                                                                                         A true friend expects to always be there for you! 

The building blocks of friendship are:

·         Listening
·         Acknowledging
·         Attending
·         Talking
·         Trust
·         Honesty
·         Commonalities
·         Loyalty
·         Equality
·         Respect
·         Time