10 Best Things you can give to a Friend
Truly, friends are a treasure of a lifetime. They are the persons with whom, among billions and billions of other people in the whole world, you can genuinely connect and be yourself with.
In this we can truly say that the bonds that connect us with our friends are more than what the eye can see.
After all, it is what the heart can offer that create bonds so strong, not even distance or time could break them.
What are the best things you can offer to a friend to strengthen these bonds?
We are limited in so many ways, but within those limitations are found endless possibilities. You could be on the other side of the planet while your friend is suffering from a sickness thousands and thousands of miles away.
You may not be able to be right beside them at this very moment, but there is something more than a touch or a word that can bring comfort – prayer.
Not everyone may believe in a supreme being, but there certainly is a connection among all of us that transcends beyond anything that is physical.
We are connected in mind and heart – we are connected in spirit.
It is through prayer that we evoke that spiritual connection. It is through prayer that we send good things their way with the power of our very souls.
This world is billions of years old, and human life cannot even dream of coming close to that. We are mere mortals with an average life span of 70 years, and we spend 26 years of that sleeping!
Can you imagine how short our lives are? Our time spent on Earth is so short that every minute spent is so precious – not even all the money in the world can buy us a minute more to live.
Therefore, it goes without saying that making time for our friends is the most precious gift we can ever give to them. Giving a portion of our lives to them is a demonstration of how much we love and care for our dearest friends.
A genuine smile can light up a soul more than anyone can realize. It is a body language that clearly portrays delight and pleasure. If you smile at someone, you express your joy at seeing them. You show your happiness at being with them.
Oh, and did I mention how heartening a smile can be? It is like the gentle crackling flames of the hearth on a cold, winter night – it makes you feel all warm and toasty inside.
So be generous with your smile, and let the joy you feel of being with your friends shine through you like sunlight through a rainy day.
Everyone feels the blues now and again: some feel down, others feel self-doubt. Regardless, there is one thing that can make them come back to feeling alive again: inspiration!
Inspiration is something very dear we can give to our friends, especially when they are feeling down. It is like offering a helping hand to a drowning man. Little do we know how much our friends are drowning in the hurricanes of their own emotions – a place only they and only the people who know them by heart can reach.
So offer kind words and push them up, even carry them if need be!
In a world full of strangers, nothing is more reassuring than knowing that there are people cheering for us. Often, we face difficulties in life that makes us feel like giving up and giving in.
In times like these, a shoulder to lean on and a chest to cry over are the best gifts we can receive. Be a gift to your friends!
To trust someone is to believe in them with all that they are – their weaknesses and their strengths. To trust is to have faith that they can surpass whatever difficulty they are going through, that they can reach their dreams, that they can do anything they set their minds to!
No wonder the saying goes “Good relationships are built on trust”, because it is with trust that men are able to do great, impossible things for the ones they love!
We respect someone because we hold them in high regard. In other words, we respect because we admire; to give respect to our friends is a clear message of admiration. We admire them because we see the good in them.
Even when the whole world judges them because of their imperfections, we respect them because of the perfection we see in them. Yes, they do have their flaws and failures, but we see beyond and look instead at the masterpiece in the making that is our friends.
In a world full of lies and deceit, honesty is a rare and precious gift. Honesty is what makes friendship sincere and true. To be honest with our friends is to assure them that we will not betray them by lying words and actions when their backs are turned.
Therefore, being honest proves that we are worthy of their trust, and to be trustworthy means that we are sturdy building blocks for a good friendship.
Friendship can never reach its final stage unless it has seen forgiveness. Why? Because to forgive someone is no small feat; it requires the strength of a loving heart. This is exactly the reason why wise men say that “Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Therefore, to forgive our friends in their moments of fault is a gift that will strengthen friendship like iron turns to steel when drenched in fire.
Love is the greatest gift of all, because it is what makes us go beyond everything that is superficial and temporary. Love is what enables us to build lasting friendships that survive the test of time and distance.
Truth be told, love is what made two friends stay together despite everything that life throws at them in the first place!
These are the gifts that are more precious than a 24-karat gold watch encased in a million-dollar, diamond-studded jewelry box. In simpler words, they are more precious than all the superficial things that the world presents in all the fab and glam that make people go nuts.
Therefore, the best things in the world are priceless and free.
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