|week 23 prompt - what do you like about being with your friends?|
by nature i keep things closed off, only allowing a few people in. i am not sure why that is, but i am secretative by nature. i've always been that way. while my exterior may say one thing and present itself in a certain way, i could have feelings inside of something exactly the opposite.
behavior is based on wanting to be loved and accepted and not judged.
fitting in is a learned skill the minute you are in the presence of others. you are told by your parents, schools, law officials, bosses, etc. what is appropriate behavior in various situations. you learn early on that only good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior is punishable by all measures deemed appropriate by the people in control of doling it out.
when i find a person that allows me to be who i am as a whole being; the good and not so good, and they still love for who i am, inspite of my flaws, i cherish that individual. they are rare gems that are meant to be held in high esteem.
true and loyal friendship doesn't come often in one's life but i have several friends that have seen me through thick and thin and still love me. i am most fortunate and thank god every day for them. i love spending time with them and being inspired by their qualities that make me want to be a better person. i love them for that opportunity every time we get together.
what do you enjoy about your friends?