True friends answer the phone when you call.
They listen to you cry and say you’ve realized the only way you’ll ever be happy is by becoming a farm hand.
They don’t laugh at your new life plan, or suggest you see a therapist.
Well, they’re going to suggest you see a therapist.
But in the truly-concerned-about-you way, not the sarcastic-mocking way.
True friends laugh with you.
Even if they don’t think your strawberry joke or Eddie Vedder story is funny.
In which case they might be laughing at you.
But it’s the laughter that counts.
True friends forgive.
If you’re running hours late, or are still working on that Christmas present from 2008, or called their grandmother racist, they forgive you.
Though you shouldn’t speak to their grandmother like that. Have some respect.
True friends stop and smile, even if they don’t want to, no matter how many times you ask.
I have a reflection addiction,