Day 26: What you think of your friends.
I am sure we have all heard the saying,
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend."
Well, my best friends are very similar to diamonds.
No, I do not drape my friends around my neck. That would be slightly sick and wrong. But my friends do, however, have many characteristics similar to the ever famous diamond.
I am not very good at making friends. I will openly admit that. I can be around people and be friendly all day, but when it comes to building friendships with people, I do not just do that with any person I run into on the street. Believe me, I have tried, but I do not know how to open up to just anyone and bond with them. I have really struggled sometimes. I have gotten serious anxiety about it before, and maybe even shed a few tears. It is a frustrating thing when you try to build a friendship but you cannot manage to make yourself open up.
However, although I am not the best at making friends, I am fantastic at keeping them. When I do get to the point where I am open with someone and I have built a friendship, that friendship is built to last. So perhaps I do not have millions of friends, but the friends I do have, I cherish as if they were precious, rare diamonds.
I remember back in my middle school days when we learned all about rocks, diamonds being one of them. I do not remember a lot from that class. That same class, I asked the teacher if I could go to the bathroom every day and he for some reason let me go every time. Well, except for the one time I actually NEEDED to go to the bathroom. However, I do remember him saying that the diamond was the hardest natural material known to mankind. He told us that diamonds will cut glass. I took note at that moment that when the day came that a man proposed to me, I would rub the ring against some glass before he received an answer.
So diamonds are strong. They will cut through other elements.
My friends are strong. They have stuck with me through thick and thin. Sometimes they have even taken on some pain by helping me or defending me.
Diamonds can hardly ever be contaminated. They are pure.
I have rarely had a friendship that has become 'contaminated'. I have been in some fights with friends before, but never have they lasted long. We have always worked out our differences and been there for each other.
The natural diamond is rare. The growth of a diamond occurs over a period of 1 billion to 3.3 billion years! They are also created under very extreme conditions.
It does not take me quite 1 billion years to make a friend, but all the same it takes time to build something as reliable as a true friend.
"Diamonds are only chunks of coal, that stuck to their jobs, you see."
~Minnie Richard Smith
I have such amazing people for friends. I am grateful they stuck with me, and now they will never be able to get rid of me, ha ha. I value them more than a bag full of diamonds any day.
Aren't they just gems?