What Friendship Means To Me

by Fran on May 31, 2011

Friendship is one of the greatest gifts ever bestowed upon mankind. While making friends may be easy, finding true and loyal friends who provide a lasting and fulfilling friendship is a much greater challenge.



“F” is for forgiveness. I believe that when you are truly friends with someone, you are free to make the occasional mistake. With mistakes, there is sometimes anger, sadness, hurt and, hopefully, discussion. After the discussion, if the friendship is true, there should be Forgiveness.


“R” is for respect. Friends are really important to me! They Love you for you are, they trust you with their deepest secrets . Everyone needs somebody to respect and trust.


“I” is for inspiration. My friends always inspire me to do more and to try hard. I hope I do the same for them.


“E” is for encouragement. My friends always encourage me to be a better person. They also encourage me to keep spreading Love and Gratitude! There is a beautiful quote that fully explains this point. This quote says: ”Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” - Helen Keller


“N” is for nice. Your friends will treat you with kindness. There is no need for excessive drama or for being mean. Friends should treat each other nicely.


“D” is for Doesn’t give up on me (my friends). When I have a problem or a challenge to take, they are always by my side.They will never give up on me an vice versa.


“S” is for support. For me, this word is one of the keys of any friendship. It has happened to me a lot of times this year, that I needed the support of my friends and they were there for me… Sending me beautiful messages, phone calls, etc.


“H” is for happiness. Happiness is a great gift, and it comes from within. Pursuit of happiness through friends is the loftiest thought of being spiritual, as friendship is immeasurable. And most of all, our pursuit of happiness through friends encompass continuing pleasure and peace of mind.


“I” is for ingredient. Friends are one of the most important ingredients in this recipe of life.


“P” is for platonic Love. Platonic Love is very much a part of any close friendship. But such a Love does not always stay platonic. Sometimes it turns into passionate Love. Crossing that line, between friendship and Love, can be both beautiful and extremely difficult.

This is my overview of what friendship means to me. There are many, many words that can be used to define friendship further. What are some words that come to YOUR mind when you think of friendships? What does friendship mean to YOU?

  • Styerswatkins

    You are a blessing tome, Fran!!! I love you!!

  • http://freedomiscontagious.com Bruce W. Darby

    Another wonderful post. You truly do inpsire, and I hope you never lose the freshness that your attitude brings to the world.

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    ♥(¯`´•.¸• ________*☆•❤•☆*_________ •¸.•´´¯)♥
    ….Thank you so much, my Precious Angel ♥ Blessings ♥♥
    ♥(_¸.•´´• ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯*☆•❤•☆*¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯• ´´•.¸_) ♥.
    I Love you sooo much too!!!!! :o )

  • http://www.christinahaftman.com/ Christina


  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Thank you soooo much for your Lovely and kind words, my dear Bruce!! :o ) All my Love and Gratitude to you always!!!!!!

    ╔╦╗╗╔╔╗╔╗╦╔─╦─╦╔╗╦─╦ ║
    ─║─╠╣╠╣║║║╝─╚╦╝║║║─║ ║
    ─╩─╝╚╝╚╩║╝╩──╩─╚╝╚═╝ ❤ 

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Fran,

    I love your breakdown, very clever :)

    Friendship means being there when someone needs you, especially during the most difficult times. It’s easy to be a fair weather friend but when we run into strong resistance we find out who our real friends are, because they stick around.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Hey Ryan!

    Thank you sooo much for your comment and for your Lovely words!! :o )  AND FOR BEING AN AMAZING FRIEND!!!!!

  • http://www.rebeccahappy.com rebeccahappy

    This is such a lovely tribute you make to your friends Francisca. I think good friends area also there to challenge you from being complacent and pushing you forward. They can usually see your flaws as well as you do but don’t get so hung up on them.

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Thank you soooo much for your nice comment, my dearest Rebecca!!! :o )

  • http://www.facebook.com/9to5not Tracy Hardrick Allen

    You are so amazing girl! I love this and it really hits home for me today as I know I wouldn’t give up on people that I love and hope they feel the same way. Can’t be “perfect” all of the time. Thank you for sharing this!

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Awwwww!! You are the Sweetest my Precious Tracy!!! Thank you!!!

    …(> ” ” ” ” ” ” <)
    __( ='o'= ) ( ='o'= ) ( ='o'= )_(")
    ║ _____❤* L O V E *❤________..(⁀‵⁀)
    ╚══════════════════╝.. `⋎´

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1132571257 Dave Hobley

    WOW Francesca from Franspiration!!! You are such an awesome F.R.I.E.N.D. to have, such an inspiration/Franspiration!!!!  I so L <3 V E  you!!!  You are the best!    I feel the same as you do about friendship!!! That is so awesome!  Keep up your awesome and inspirational work! 
    With much  L <3 V  E and Gratitude, your friend, Dave

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Awwwwww!! You have touched my heart very deeply with your Lovely comment, my Adorable Dave!! :o ) Thank you sooo much for that!! All my Love and Gratitude to you always!!! ♥

  • Vi’

    Another wonderful post from you mi Frannie filled with genuine warmth and happyheartedness. Friendship is the source of happy family life. Friends show us the path of loving support and kindness and that is why friends are so vital in our existence. Thank YOU for being my friend <3

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Awwwww!! Thank you sooo much for your heart touching words, my Precious lil sis!! :o ) I adore you!!! ❤

  • http://www.facebook.com/impactpeoplepractices Christine McLeod

    Wonderful blog pot. Thanks for the share Fran

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Hi Christine! You are welcome! I re shared it again…  I edited the “Permalink” of this post and ALL the likes and shares are GONE!!!!!! :o (

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1388178302 Dirk C. Fecho

    Friendship = Fran rains incredible, endless, never-ending, devoted, stoic, heroic, invincible Passion!  Love you, Fran!  You ROCK!!! 

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    OMG!!!!! I Loveeeeeeeeeeee it sooo much and I Love you!!!!!!! ♥

  • http://www.patrickmcintosh.com Patrick McIntosh

    I tui amici sono molto fortunati! What a great post!

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Awwwww!!! Grazie mille!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SherrieKoretke Sherrie Koretke

    Beautiful post, Francisca. Friendship is so important to me. I love how you paid tribute to the many aspects of what is to be in one.

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    Hi Sherrie! Thank you sooo much for your Lovely comment!! :o ).

  • http://hajrak.blogspot.com Hajra

    This is such a beautiful post. Loved the way you describe each one so nicely! Friendship is an important and probably the most amazing of all relationships!

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini

    ♥ Awwwww!! Thanks!!

  • jhen

    thanks! i love it

  • http://twitter.com/korrina3 korrina

    this is so beautiful and true

  • http://franspiration.com/ Francisca Giannini


  • Precious

    ok i get it

  • Mryd98

    hay i need some help withmy home work it is about what friendship means to me

  • ann

    you’re awesome.this is great

  • isabel

    it is so nice



  • Ameer Baathar

    A true freind is the one

    you as you are

    in you

    just to say hi

    not give up on you

    the whole of you

    your mistakes



    you over

    to be with you

    you close at the heart

    you for who you are

    a difference in your life

    judges you


    you up when you are down

    your tears


    nice things about you

    the truth when you need to hear it



    besides you

    things you do not understand

    when you need to listen

    you back to reality

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