Blue Butterfly

                                Choosing Friends

The undesirable friend:
Is someone who is uncaring...
  Who is a user, abuser, exploiter, and manipulator.
  Who is dishonest, disrespectful, untrustworthy, and unreliable.
  Who is insincere, self-centered, and masks.
  Who is an enabler, controller, emotionally immature, and an intimidator.
  Who is unthoughtful, inconsiderate, and insensitive.
  Who is close minded, rigid in their thinking, critical, and judgmental.
The "relating" with their self, with others, and to life in general is...
toxic and life-defeating

The desirable friend:
Is someone who is caring...
  Who is concerned about our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
   Who is sincere and mature, encouraging and supportive.
   Who is into health, personal growth, and development.
   Who is honest and trustworthy, reliable and responsible.
   Who shares, is respectful, thoughtful, and considerate.
The "relating" with their life, with others, and to life in general is...
nurturing and life-enhancing.

Who we choose to be our friend...
and who we share our life with - is always our choice.

At any given moment...
a friendship is either rising, staying, or falling.
And those I found...
who embrace both endings and new beginnings - transcend.


Blue Butterfly
                     Timothy E. Stevenson  June 11,2001©


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