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It's the Ones You Can Call up at 4:00 a.m. That Really Matter - Marlene Dietrich

It’s the Ones You Can Call up at 4:00 a.m. That Really Matter – Marlene Dietrich

Many friends will come and go throughout the course of our lives. Some of these friends will be more like close acquaintances, as you’ll only meet with them from time to time. Other friends will be the people we only go to for a fun time, whether it’s a night out dancing or an energetic weekend brunch. Finally, there will be friends who should basically be called family, because that’s how close they are to you.

These best friends will be there to tell you the truth, even if lies are easier to hear. They will be the ones who you can go months without speaking to or seeing, but once you reconnect with them it’s as if nothing has changed and you are closer than ever. However, the most important quality of these friendships is that they are there when you need them.

These are the friends you’ll call in the middle of the night when disaster strikes. They will sit at home with you when your heart is broken. They will ask you about the mundane details of your job, hobbies, and romantic life…and listen as you speak.

If you have a friend like this, don’t let them go. Don’t try to replace them with friends who are only there when times are easy. Most importantly, try your best to be the friend to them that they deserve in return.

It’s the Ones You Can Call up at 4:00 a.m. That Really Matter – Marlene Dietrich
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  1. Thank you so much for this,,, weird, I just had a talk with a friend of mine earlier today about the same matter. 🙂 🙂

  2. Lovely post. Thank you! I wrote something similar about the value in not speaking for so long and re-connecting as if no time has passed. I also find that in true friendships, there is always that one person who brings the group together when it’s been a while – and that person doesn’t mind being the coordinator. They don’t dwell on ‘why didn’t they reach out first’ because let’s face it, if we all thought that way, no real friendship would ever last. That person knows that the others truly mean well and actually need them to make a reunion of some sorts to happen. It’s all about looking at the situation from a positive perspective. 🙂

    Here is my post as well if you’d like to see it:


  3. Thank you for this reminder. I am so blessed to have 3 friends for over 30 years and just like you said, when we get together it’s like no time has passed. These 3 friends were there for me the day I discovered my child’s father was having an affair. All 3 of them immediately left their jobs and came to one of my friend’s house. They were there that day and so many days after. I also have a good friend I go to concerts with, especially in the summer. And I have a good friend I call my soul sister; we get all spiritual and we go hiking and eat yummy foods and talk for hours. I am so blessed and maybe I don’t realize that other people may not have these friends. Thanks for the reminder for me to be a good friend too.

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