#AtoZChallenge : I’ll be there for you

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People come into our lives and only a few stay. Our twenties is when we meet a lot of temporary people. Your list of friends on Facebook may be growing, but the people who are real friends will keep decreasing.

 

I liked the idea of friendship when we were very young- say when we were inย kindergarten. Everybody was everybody’s friend. Yes, we fought and we cried but at the end of the day all of us played together. As time passed by the people whom you can actually call your friends keeps decreasing and when you are in your twenties the number comes down to a very few friends.

 

Probably our twenties is when we need those close friends the most. When we live far away from home for the sake of work or education, our friends are our family away from home.

 

Be it in good times or bad times, a good friend is all you need.

 

My day doesn’t go by unless I keep speaking about everything under the sun with my girl gang! Who else would I take along with me for shopping? Or whose opinion would I take before buying something online? There are screenshots to be shared, approvals to be take before going ahead with buying whatever it is. And speaking of screenshots, sometimes screenshots of conversations are shared- sometimes because they are too funny, sometimes because they are too weird and you can’t manage a reply to it on your own!

 

No matter how weird I am, with my bunch of friends accept my craziness. And yeah, we are a bunch of crazy people. We know that beyond doubt. It is like craziness is our trademark. We have our own jokes, our own code words and our own lingo as well! And oh yeah, be it getting ready for a date or when you have to drape a saree on an occasion, you’ve friends to bank upon!

 

We laugh together but most importantly we are together when there is trouble too. That is the essence of friendship!

 

I’ve been friends with a lot of people and I still have a lot of friends. But then some friendships fade away with time and distance. Then there are others which are broken- sometimes because of difference of opinion, sometimes because of trust that is broken and can never be mended. But worst of all are the ones who pretend to be the best of friends, but then stab you where it hurts the most. That wound is really hard to heal. I’ve been through that phase too. I know what it feels like when you are left all alone, when the people whom you always trusted to be there for you as your friends desert you, when they are not there when you need them. By being with the ones who have hurt me I’ve learned to value the friends who are always there for me!

 

I’m lucky to have found some real gems! I’ll be there for you!

 

My dear friends, who know who you are, thanks for coming into my life and being there for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.
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11 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : I’ll be there for you”

  1. Modern Gypsy says:

    Ah, friends! I’m lucky to have a few 3:00am friends – the ones who will be there for me no matter what. I’ve also had some who stabbed me in the back, and I’m thankful for them because they taught me some very valuable lessons. And some where we just drifted away…they’re all flashing through my mind as I read your post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ramya says:

    I read somewhere that good friends are hard to come by and if they do we should cherish them for a lifetime. And that is what you have done in this lovely post

  3. Yeah true friends are hard to find but once they are mine, life becomes so much more fun and worthy. In twenties yes we have our first encounter which lifetime friendships and the fading ones….

  4. Friends! <3 I could so relate to the bit about conversations and screenshots. There have been times when my friends have even given me advice on *how/what to reply*! But yes, I've faced betrayal from these same friends as well. Sigh.

  5. It’s so important to have those friends you can call at any time. Yet, I think the series FRIENDS has left people with very high expectations which isn’t always the case ๐Ÿ˜›

    Inverted Refrain – Numb

  6. What would we do without friends? But then again, finding the right ones is always the key. You cannot be lucky always.

    I’m glad to have a few of them who mean the world to me and I know that I’ll always be there for them.

  7. WritefullyYours says:

    I couldn’t have agreed more with your statement in the first paragraph about number acquaintances steadily growing while number of friends decrasing, or in the best case, remaining the same. That is a characteristic of the 20s and you captured that bull with its horns!

    I wrote about this dilemma a few years back and could feel the same thought process going behind this post as well. Funny how 2 people think similar in the same frame of mind!

    Here’s the link- have a look ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.prateek-mathur.com/2014/12/of-context-and-timelessness-my-college.html?m=1

  8. deepagandhi says:

    Lucky are those who found real friends and this is such a lovely tribute to your girl gang.

  9. Pikakshi says:

    That’s such a sweet post..And I’m lucky myself to have a few friends with whom I can talk just about anything..From bitching about our bosses to going on stupid dates! Time always tests such friendships. The video to the friends theme song is a nice touch ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://www.readersofthenight.com/influential-indian-writers/

  10. As with any relationship, friendships bring support and joy and occasionally strife..And i am lucky to have a lucky bunch of friends

    Launching SIM Organics This April
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    *SimpleIndianMom*

  11. swathishenoy says:

    I could relate to every line in this post. Be it sharing screenshots to get opinion about something or for asking what to reply. Friends are really life savers! Lucky to have some gems in my life too ๐Ÿ™‚

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