Friends come and go but family is forever, you get to choose your friends but a family is something you are born with no matter how you feel about them.
Looking at family we all have members who have achieved everything they ever set out to do and others who struggle with everything they try, some of the ones who are doing so well just make you proud and hope their high continues because it’s a long fall from the top, the ones already at the bottom make you proud also because of their determination and pride, you just can’t help but to be proud of their small accomplishments because those small accomplishments are large hurdles for them, then you always have a few that you really don’t like to be associated with or talk about, and no matter how many times you talk with them they will never listen to your advise nor will they ever change their ways, some folks you can’t help due to the fact that to be helped you need to help yourself.
Friends can be forever, most of the friends you come into contact with make a mark on your life that you will always carry in your heart, some are there through thick and thin and others bail out at the first sign of problems, others can make a problem where there actually was not one and call your friendship into question when the situation is put into perspective. Losing friends sucks but losing someone who was never a friend can actually be good for you in the long run due to losing the stress they can cause you. Your true friends will always be there and those only there for just the good times will pass by and even though they leave a mark on you it leaves time for those who really care.
Thick and Thin Friends are a blessing, sometimes it takes a thick and thin friend to get you through a rough spot or a good weekend, thick and thin friends may call you down on something but they will listen without passing judgment when you expose your feelings, thick and thin friends will never involve you in a situation that does not concern you nor do they ask you to fix something that you have no control over, and if they accidently get themselves into a situation like this they will never expect you to take the blame for their mistake even though a thick and thin friend would probably take the blame.
I like the old saying, A Friend will bail you out of jail, a Thick and Thin Friend will go to jail with you.
Here’s to Thick and Thin Friends, and also Family who are Thick and Thin Friends—Yes You know who you are.