Making a friend is easy.

There are smiles, small talk,

shared responsibilities,

discussions about likes and dislikes.

You do things together.

You talk — about anything and everything.

As you grow closer you learn more

about and from each other.

Acceptance, tolerance, understanding,

generosity, laughter and warmth

bind you to each other over time.

Being a friend is harder.

You have to risk your heart.



© Ellie Maziekien


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