You know, I get so tired of hearing how things 'are', when they are what we make them, and they are how we think. Today's world is very different from it was like when I was growing up. In some respects, this is good. Progress, of the right kind, is good. Like when you learn how to do something new, something you've really wanted to learn for a long time. That is personal progress. Taking steps forward is good, sometimes even taking a step back to look at yourself is good. We should all do it once in awhile.
Love is a good thing, something we all need. And yet it is taken for granted. Or ignored. When you love someone, you want to spend a lot of time with them. Not because you have to, but rather because it's a joy to be around them, sharing everything. The one you love should be your best friend, confidante, lover, companion...your mate. Not just someone you have to come home to, but the one you can't wait to get home to.
Friends are people who you can count on, regardless. There are times when you can't be there for a friend, there are times when you choose not to be there, and that's fine, it's a give and take relationship. Friends are meant to share things with, you should be happy when they're happy, and help them over the rough spots or through the bad times. And yet, in today's lingo, you often find the meaning of the word 'friend' meaning something else entirely. When you use the word 'friend', many people today, seem to think it means 'friends with benefits', and yet that isn't always true. Sometimes people are platonic friends. But then just as there are many types of love, there are many types of friends.
With all that said, I still believe in fairy tales, true love, and true friends. Sometimes, even animals are our friends. They watch out for us. Maybe I'm a dreamer, but if so, at least it's a nice dream.
- Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as studying for A+ Certification. While she used to write reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program, they stopped the program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She is a Christian, and lives her life accordingly.