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A Toast To Friendship

Lucas Scott once said, “Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. That feeling is a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay, because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you”

In a society where love is mostly regarded as a feeling between two people belonging to opposite gender, I beg to differ. Because, the most important kind of love that is out there is called Friendship. And if you would ask that why do I consider friendship to be the most important form of love out there? It’s because of those times where you don’t choose your parents or your siblings, you choose your friends. You chose to share your love with people you had no previous connections with, and that is something very sacred and pure. A friend in life is not only your emotional support, but your moral support as well. In every stage of life, in every situation, through every up and every down, they help you move ahead. They are a mentor, a sustenance, a backbone and a home in a person.

I’m not saying it’s going to be easy nor am I saying that the first person that comes to you and shakes your hand is your friend. I’ve seen years of friendships being broken in moments and I’ve seen friendships being born in the midst of chaos. All it takes is the right person. The person who shakes your hand, and gives you their shoulder to cry on, pats on your back and stays there to wipe off your tears, is the person to hold on to. That is the person who is going to be there for you.

There are going to be days when you will feel the thread of friendship thinning away, hold on to it. There will be times when you’ll feel like the essence of your friendship is evaporating. Believe me when I say this, with the right person, it will eventually come back better than before. In today’s materialistic world, I believe in true friendship. Because, I have found people who made me believe. There’s someone out there for you. They are going to be hard to find and even harder to keep, but they’re going to be worth it. And when you find them, never let go.

People come and go, but here’s to friends that become a family.