In this world of celebrations about each and everything, come friendship day you will see a mass hysteria about sending messages to your friends and also sending e-cards, friendship bands and a thousand other things like friendship quotes.
The friendship day may be a way to celebrate true friendship but it is a tough thing recognizing such true friendship. From your childhood to your old age you meet so many people some become good friends and some fall fall by the wayside. Some remain with you till the very end as true friends. The question is how do you recognize these best friends and what qualities does a true friend has?
A true friend is one who will not only recognize what you said but will also recognize what you did not say. A true friend will never demand anything in return. He comes to you with no strings attached. That is what is the basis of true friendship. There is almost a feeling of oneness and selflessness between both of you. A true friend will never take you for granted and will almost be like your alter ego.
That said the best friends are tough to find and even tougher to recognize. You may be putting in all your best efforts and helping a person in distress thinking that the person is your best friend but it may so happen that he uses you as a pedestal for moving up higher in life and he has used you as just one of the steps to conquer. How sad that will be but this is very true in today's modern world.
Best friends are the ones who will stand by you in your bad times. They are there for you in your time of adversity and they will always lend you that helping hand when everyone else turned their back on you. This is the single most factor that determines whether someone is a best friend. Someone who devised the saying that a friend in need is a friend indeed must have been through all this to come up with such a correct and succinct definition of a true friend. On other hand a true friend will always have the courage to tell you upfront if you are doing something wrong. He will not try to hide feelings if you are wrong or have bad habits. He will always tell you things as a matter of fact and with no prejudices. This is a hallmark of a true friend.
So think about these things and find out for yourself if you have best friends.
The author writes about best friend gift ideas and has a website that tells about organic gifts for friends.