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Some people
come into our lives
and quickly go...

Some people
become friends and stay awhile...
leaving beautiful footprints
on our hearts...
and we are never quite the same
because we have made
A Good Friend Indeed!

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Simple vs Real

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A Real friend has shoulders soggy from
    your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your
    parent's first names.
A Real friend has their phone numbers
    in his/her address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to
    your party.
A Real friend comes early to help you
    prepare and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after
    he/she has gone to bed.
A Real friend asks you why you took so
    long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you
    about their problems.
A Real friend seeks to help you with
    your problems.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is
    over when you have an argument.
A Real friend knows that it's not a
    friendship until after you've survived
    a fight.

A simple friend expects you to be there
    for him/her.
A Real friend expects to always be there
    for you.

A simple friend will read and throw away
    your letter.
A Real friend will reply and check to make
    sure it was received.

A Real friend is hard to find,
    but cherished all the more.

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