You know it is true friendship when:
your friend buys a calling card specially just to call you from overseas and she decides to make it a point to call you every once in awhile just to check how you are.
your friend texts you everyday even thought she’s miles away, just to stay connected, despite the 12 hour time difference.
your colleague bothered to use a public phone to call just to check on you because he hasn’t seen you for a couple of days, as you’re working on different shifts, and he ran out of pre-paid credits.
your friend makes it a point to mention that she “doesn’t mind” just having dinner for two because she wants to be able to spend some quality time with you.
you meet up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages and it’s like she never left.
your friend puts up with your bordering on attention seeking disinterest in life, brings you home and forces you to play Smash Bros because he is the only one who knows how you are secretly a gaming freak. And it totally cheered you up cos you unlocked a new character (that he’s been trying to unlock but failed repeatedly) on your first try.
your friends don’t need a “good reason” to call or text and you don’t need a “good reason” to do the same. you can text the most random of things and they appreciate the fact you want to share that moment with them no matter how small.
your friend wants to have a meal or movie with you every weekend when he books out of camp.
your friends are willing to listen you whine about the same things over and over cos they know you’re the type who needs to keep talking about something until you get over it.
your friend would stop you mid-negative-thought so that you’d remember to be more positive.
your friends let you know they appreciate you, love you and would always be there for you. And they are confident you would do the exact same back.
I really thank God for showing me what true friendship is when I believed that I’m all alone. I am grateful He has placed these people in my life. These are the people who have proven to me that it’s not about physical distance but the willingness to take the effort to be there for each other.
If you truly love and care for someone, you would make the effort to show it. Actions speaks louder than words.