How My View On Friendships Has Changed

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Hi guys! Wow, this week has been crazy, to say the least. I know I was only gone for a week, but it literally felt so much longer. 

Writing this post, felt super appropriate since it was shot by my girl friends over the weekend. Literally, they were so supportive of me and didn’t complain once about taking my pictures and  were actually so into it! This past weekend was exactly what I needed. We just started doing these girls weekends recently, and I have never enjoyed something so much in my life! 

I feel like at one point (probably in high school) I thought that the more friends I had, made me a more likeable or better person. I would look at other girls who had a ridiculous amount of friends and think that in order to be complete, I needed to have a ton of friends too. Recently though, I really have valued the meaning of the saying “Four Quarters Is Better Than 100 Pennies”. Meaning that the older I get, I notice the more selective I’ve become as to whom I consider a friend. Maybe that is just the introvert in me, but I also think it’s apart of growing.

Since graduating, it has become very real to me as to who my friends are and why they mean so much to me. I also respect my friends more now, than I ever have before. Most of my closest friends, I have known since we were 14, and the young adults they have grown up to be, make them so admirable. The same goes for the friendships I made at Baylor. 

To me, the meaning of friendship is to constantly love, respect and encourage. To be up-lifting and understanding in all situations. In Corinthians 13 it says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking and keeps no records of wrong”.

I love meeting new people and I always want more friends! I just think I know the values I seek when it comes to friendships. It’s harder for me to let people in. I know what is right and what is wrong and I have zero tolerance for cattiness or drama. 

A good friend does not get mad at you for not going out, when you have had the most exhausting week. A good friend doesn’t talk bad about you behind your back. A good friend doesn’t make a special point to make you feel left out. Good friends do not compare themselves to you, nor pick you apart on your flaws. Good friends are proud of you and your accomplishments big or small. Good friends are always there. I love the friendships where you may not see each other for months or years at a time and are able to pick right back up where you left off

I look at the friendships I have, and see how they have shaped me into the person I am today. I have so much love for them and know they are in my life for a reason. 

I’ll leave you here with this, if you do not feel love in a friendship, it may not be a friendship. If a friendship brings more drama than anything else, it may not be a friendship. 

I hope this wasn’t too much for you guys -lol! We just had a lot of really heartfelt conversations over the weekend and it just felt right. 

xo, 

Lauren

8 thoughts on “How My View On Friendships Has Changed

  1. I absolutely love this. These things are all so true, and you are for sure not the only person that feels that way! Alot of my friendships fell apart at the end of high school and I always would see girls on instagram and snapchat hanging out with there big groups of friends and I always wondered if I was doing something wrong? I have come to accept that having a close group of a couple of friends is so important. Thank you for this post!!! 🙂

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    1. Hi Kailey, I am so glad you liked this post! I am not sure how old you are, but trust me, the older you get, the more you will realize the importance of goods friends. Remember, always pick quality over quantity. I would rather have 2 friends that mean the world to me and have my back over everything as compared to 10 friends who are not really my friends. Have a great day 🙂

      xo,

      Lauren

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