Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.
The art of honesty and friendship is a beautiful ballet. The deeper friendships will tolerate core truths to be discussed and considered whereas the more superficial friendships merely enable the exchange of trivialities.
Many a friendship has been eroded or outright decimated by the wrong exchange of information, or the lack of diplomacy therein.
But as one grows older, one slowly accrues a group of people with whom one can be as honest, transparent and vulnerable as one desires, always knowing that one is safe in the haven of that friendship.
The safety that comes from having a friendship that is that close is something every human being deserves to have. It seems trivial from the outside looking in, but from the inside looking out, knowing there is someone with whom you may really bare soul, adds immense value to one’s life.
This kind of friendship creates a mental sanctuary that is nurturing, enlightening, comforting, instructive and constructively critical when required.
I believe it is equally imperative for us to be this kind of a friend to the right people in our world as well. Create a sanctuary where someone can feel completely unjudged and welcome solely on the basis of what created the friendship in the first place.
There are so many layers and complexities to a valuable friendship, but the cornerstone to all of it comes from being completely honest and pairing that with tact so as to bring that honesty to light in ways that help to elevate a friend in need rather than tear them down.
All of us have frailties deep within, regardless of anything that is projected externally. Trusting another person with those frailties is a vulnerable choice to make in life, and when it is made appropriately, it can prove to be one of the greatest measures of wealth that any person could help to amass over a lifetime.
I hope your day proves to be incredibly special🌈
Perhaps use this message as a stimuli to send a nice text message to a deep friend in your world and make them smile today?