Today's Friendship day. Here's a cute message for each and everyone of us to understand as to what one should strive to be as a friend to another.
Each one of us travels his own journey and in this path of life we come across many. Some give us moments to cherish, some lessons to learn, some walk along a mile while some might choose the distance. This Ode that I came across goes out to all my friends who I’ve come across in this journey called life and made it really worthwhile. Thanks a ton for being one.
“I can’t give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you and together we will search for answers.
I can’t change your past with all its heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can’t keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, success, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge
I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.
I can’t prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you, and wait for you.
I can’t give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.
I can’t keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in plce.
I can’t tell you who you are.
I can only be your friend”.