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Care and Feeding of Friendship | Queenisms

Photo courtesy of A.B. Klein – left is her great-grandmother Daisy Calloway aged 19 with her friend, circa 1929

by Kathy Kinney

She’d had friends who had betrayed her, but in the long story of life there were so many more who had been supportive, agenda free and who truly had her back. She decided it was time to let them know how grateful she was that they were in her life. – Queenisms™

Nearly every time we post about friendshi we have an equal number of women write to us to say they don’t have any women friends and that women have let them down or worse, have sabotaged them. This breaks our hearts. This image of A.B. Klein’s great grandmother and her best friend lifted our hearts. Every woman deserves to have at least one true friend. And is often the case, to have such a friend means to be such a friend. We’ve known each other (Kathy and Cindy) for more than 30 years. This continues to be one of the great gifts of our lives. But we work at it. We practice being good friends. We are committed to talking through any misunderstandings. We dare to be honest with one another. But most of all we have no agenda for one another except to hold each others happiness in high esteem. We don’t give advice based on what would be best for us. In fact, we don’t give advice as much as we listen. These tools have worked for us. What works for you.

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2 Responses to “Care and Feeding of Friendship | Queenisms”

  1. Deb Konrad says:

    Since my cancer diagnosis, I have found out who my true friends are…they are the ones who call to check up on me, offer to take me out to eat for for some fun, send me me funny cards to cheer me up. They are my angels.
    I have also had some so called friends ignore me…they don’t acknowledge me in any way when I see them at social gatherings or out in public, they avoid contact if they can. I have come to realize that their behavior is more about them, than it is about me. I am blessed to have more friends who support than don’t.

  2. cindy says:

    Queen Deb, we’re so glad you’re surrounded by those friends who know the right thing to say and the best way to support you as you fight cancer. These friends are to be treasured and it sounds like you do, indeed, treasure them, as they do you.

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