I was thinking about friends the other day when I was in the middle of “unfriending” everyone I knew on Facebook (that’s a post for another day).
But, anyway I got thinking about how there are many different types of friendship. Some are long and lasting. Some aren’t. But they all have a purpose and maybe even something to teach us. Here’s what I know…
10 types of friendship
There are old friends who will always be in your life, even when you don’t have much in common anymore. You don’t see each other too often, but you hold a special place for them in your heart. They are your history and your memory.
There are friends who are more like family. You just know that no matter what happens, they will always be in your life.
There are friends you haven’t seen in years, but every time you run into each other it feels likes no time has passed. And, in just a few short hours you find that place in your heart where you were keeping them.
There are friends who live far away, who you only “see” on social media. You share the occasional email or text message and hold on to that hope that one day you will see them again.
There are friends that that you haven’t met in real life, but you share a common interest that connects you together. One day you hope to meet. That will be a great day.
There are your actual family members: husband or wife, mom or dad, brother or sister or cousins. You love them with all of your heart AND you love to spend time with them.
There are work friends who you become close with and you hang out with outside of work. Sometimes your friendships last longer than your job, sometimes they fizzle out.
There are friends who know your soul. You can talk about the really deep stuff with them – your fears, your dreams, your struggles, and your beliefs.
There are friends that you will only see at parties, or large gatherings, or at the local bar. You know you will always have a great time when you’re together.
There are friends who are always around when you need them. When you need a shoulder to cry on, someone to help you paint your living room, or take you to work when your car breaks down. Be careful with this friend. Show them how much you appreciate them.
So, that’s what I know about friendship and the different types of friends I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime. What about you?