A Thought on Friendship

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sometimes in life we just have to be the better person.  We have to be the stronger person.  We have to be the one to make the first move.  We have to be the one to break the ice. We have to be the one to say I'm sorry first.  We have to be the one to cause some "friction" to ultimately "smooth" things over.  Sometimes in life, we just have to roll up our sleeves and get dirty.
We need to have HOPE, when it seems like there may be none left.
We need to have FAITH, and believe in our loved ones when no one else will.
We need to LOVE our loved ones through it all, just as Jesus does.
We need to have DETERMINATION, to see our loves one through to victory.

No one walks into your life by happen chance.  There is a reason for everything.  Though some people may not be destined to be in your life forever, there is a reason that they are there.  And while they are there (whether it be short-term or long-term), I one hundred percent believe that it is our duty to be relentless in our hope, faith, love and determination for them. 

You will never know the impact that you could have on a person's life.  So wouldn't you want to make the best impact every single day.  When all is said and done to know that you have given it your all.
Relationships are not easy.  They are hard, hard work.  Whether it is maintaining a relationship with a parent, keeping in contact with your best friend from high school ten years down the line or making sure that fire is lit with your spouse.  Sometimes life hits your loved ones with a curveball, and though what they are going through may not directly involve you, you still feel the repercussions of it.  But through it all, lets choose to have hope, to not lose faith, to give love and show determination.  Lets fight for those relationships that matter.  After all, Jesus fought for and gave his life for us.
xoxo, Aukele
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  1. I completely agree! You gotta put in the effort. I also think in the long run it has to be a two way street. For me, I've always felt like in most friendships I've been the "planner" or the person who goes 120%. The ones who have given back and added value to the friendships are the ones that last. Also, random fact. My husband is the only person in my life that I've met to go above and beyond the call of duty in a relationship/friendship and given back 100%!!! It's probably a good thing I married him ;)

  2. Could not agree more with this post!! And I feel like things happen in cycles, so you may be the one giving more to a relationship right now because the other person isn't able to. But eventually, you may need that same person to be the strong one, and show you some compassion.

  3. Hey girl!! You're new around these parts. Welcome! I hope you stay a while. You are 100% right about it being a two way street. I am the exact same way as you. Always the one to stay in contact and to text or call first. Sometimes it can get tiresome. Some of those friendships do dwindle and thats okay... but when you put in the effort and it finally pays off one day (like your husband), it makes the blood sweat and tears worth it!

    For me - I have a friend that is being judged and sometimes I get heat for sticking by this person's side. But I believe the best in them and am one to give the benefit of the doubt often and I just would hope more people would do the same for others :-)

  4. Absolutely. Sometimes people learn from you too. They realize maybe the way you treat them is how you want to be treated and then they start to imitate your behavior. You are who you hang around with - in this case, we hope! :)


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