Being a good friend doesn’t just happen on its own. There are a lot of things that keep us from being a real friend to someone.
I have always struggled with this in all of my relationships and I know that over the years since I was a child I have allowed myself to avoid friendships in a way to avoid rejection.
It’s just something that happens, and for some of us, the natural reaction would be to keep people at a safe distance so they can’t get close enough to hurt us.
I have been known to be a porcupine friend to those around me. Do you know the kind that makes it impossible to get near them because of their painful exterior?
Friendships take work and that means time. Time away from other things I would like to be doing. Real friendships are not always convenient and can sometimes wreck the plans you have made.
Often times in order to have a good friend, you have to be a good friend.