I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship and love lately. These topics make for great songs!
I think that being a true friend is loving someone enough to care about how you make him or her feel. It’s doing your best to make this person feel special and important. It’s going out of your way to help and serve him or her whenever possible, with no expectations attached.
Love is much the same. Someone I look up to once said, “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.” (Gordon B. Hinkley)
“Anxious concern for the well-being” of another person is also important of true friendships. I heard this quote today by Elder Richard G. Scott, “Be a true friend. This kind of enduring friendship is like asphalt that fills the potholes of life and makes the journey smoother and more pleasant.”
What more enjoyable way to travel through life than with good company.
As I’ve recently been writing and pondering what it is I truly want from life, I’ve found myself coming up with two main things: Good relationships and good experiences. I believe both can be found no matter your situation in life.
One last quote I’d like to reference is by John Cassis: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
Generally speaking, when you make it a priority to be kind to others, to serve others, and to be a true friend, you’ll become an important person in their lives anyway.
P.s. If you’d like to hear more inspiring words like these, listen in live to LDS General Conference, Sunday, April 7th @10am MST and 2pm MST. It streams online, or you can watch, listen to, or read the archives by clicking HERE. People of all different faiths can watch and listen and find something valuable. I hope you enjoy. :)