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That’s What Friends Are For!

Updated on April 29, 2019
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A friend is someone who knows your innermost secret, understands your every desire, knows your past and believes, support you in your future. Furthermore, a friend accepts you just for who you are.

Besides, there will be times when you feel defeated, broken, alone, and hopelessness may even consume you, and if any of these moods describes you, know that you are not alone... that's what friend are for

They will always be there to give you a pick me up when you feel down, discouraged or depressed during the worst of times.

If you want to bring about a change, you must put forth the effort and have the courage to turn things around. It is so easy to get separated from a well-defined journey. The view ahead for a rover may shift at any moment, leaving the evolving mission a difficult path to reach.

In fact, when a person attempts to bring about a change, it can be so difficult to do, even planning can bring about all types of inaction that aren’t that easy, but in these types of trials and tribulation, that’s what friends are for.

As a person begins to live the life of their aspirations, barriers will rise. The truth is we all will face obstacles in this world. Whether we have nothing or have it all, we are all confronted with the same challenges.

And while going through these barriers, never allow the obstacle of failure to make you give up. Hindrances are like a big bully, they are cowards that will bluff you if they sense fear and you allow it.

As you continue to live life, challenges are liable to spring upon you; but a person with the proper support from a friend will look those hindrances in the face and not feel worried or afraid, but they will conquer those fears.

Life is so much easier with a friend, they bring about a smile, someone who encourages, makes a difference in your life, uplift, comfort, support, assists with all life's pains, and you are so very thankful to have them in your life.


Friends bring about many things, there is power in having a real friend. One person alone, when faced with challenges, can overcome a hard obstacle, but the power of two true friends is unstoppable.

We all will face obstacles in life, but while going through them, never allow yourself to believe you can't win. Obstacles are like a crutch, they can be lean upon as support, but can also be reckless if not used properly.

Moreover, we all have the potential to defeat obstacles, but it, even more, possible when you don't have to face it alone. A person who learns to take control of their barriers can focus on different things and bring about progress, but two friends who work together can command many things and create the level of success they desire.

A person who desires to overcome all heartache and pain can manage obstacles. Furthermore, a strong-minded person will rise above misery by realizing that it is okay to feel hurt and to overcome, they have to allow themselves to be sad, and angry to deal with their emotions. Without appropriate treatment, complications and grief will be your constant friends, it only lifts if you allow yourself to deal with your hurt.

Furthermore, a true friend is there to comfort, support and give you the strength to overcome the challenges you are facing. They will help you to understand it's okay to be angry with your circumstance so, you can take control and overcome the ache and get past your grief.

A friend will help you to stand tall and rise above any obstacles, although you might still feel some of those struggles, you will understand life will continue giving you the same recitation until you deal with it.

The Power of a True Friend: We all begin making and developing a friend in elementary school. And as we get older, we come in contact with different people. People will come into our lives for many reasons, but the one who will lift and support you when you down, one who brings out the best in you and can bring new energy to your soul when your spirit is low. A person who will stand with you and fight to prevent too much darkness in your life to put out your light is a true friend.

True friendship doesn't happen overnight, nor did it come about without challenges. Moreover. it can come about like a seed placed in the ground that spring up in slow growth that undergo and withstand the weather and the storm and it involves many things, but, above all, the end result is so worthwhile and the intensity of friendship will soon blossom into the power to make and shape many wonderful moments.

There's a saying that says, "A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have." That also goes with saying, a person who afraid to look ahead, shouldn't look backward but can look beside them and their best friend will be there, that's what friends are for.


Five Defining Quality of a True Friend

1. Telepathy: A true and best friend knows you as well as you know yourself. They have the ability to know when the other person hurt or what they are thinking sometimes before they share with them.

2. Trust: A true and best friend is someone you can lean on, share anything with and trust with your innermost secret and it kept like food in the refrigerator. Nobody knows your inner thoughts, but you and your best friends.

3. Philanthropy: A true friend is always beneficial, give from the heart with boundaries, never take advantage of the other. When one person down or in need, the other picks up the slack.

4. Integrity: A best friend has strong moral principles, they are honest with each other. You tell each other the truth, even if it's not what the others want to hear. You both love and trust each other enough to share what needs to be said.

5. Support: Friends are always supportive of each other. When one is weak, they lend each other strength. Together they can overcome the impossible.

A friend is irreplaceable, what will happen or who would we be without one? From the moment we come in contact with a true friend, they assist in many ways. Friendship means something and the significance of it is announced July 30th as International Friendship Day.

A friend is a person who's forever in times of needs available, a good one will continually be there. A friend can speak openly about anything and tell the other person things they sometimes don't want to hear. In the consideration of friendship, they listen anyway. After a sour moment, one knows how to bring about laughter and the sharing of pleasures and when things go wrongs that's what friends are for.

That’s what Friends are For is a Grammy Award-nominated song that won Record of the Year and was released in 1985. It was sung by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Glady Knights. That's what friends are for in a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. This is a beautiful song that was echoed to raise donations for AIDS and research in the prevention of it. This beautiful song raised over $3 million dollars in hopes to make people aware and take on the cause of AIDS.

Whitney Houston sings That’s what Friends are For with Dionne Warwick in 1990 HD live version in the15th Anniversary Concert. A stage of 40 amazing talent assists Houston and Warwick in support to people who are affected by AIDS and to mention a few consists of Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, and Melanie Griffith.

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Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on January 18, 1986
Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager wrote this for the 1982 movie Night Shift, where it was recorded by Rod Stewart and played over the closing credits. This version was not released as a single, but the songwriters thought it had lots of commercial potential and had Dionne & Friends record it in 1985.
That's What Friends Are For Trijntje Oosterhuis · 2006
The song won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and for Song of the Year at the 1987 Grammys
"Dionne & Friends" is Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight. They recorded this song as a single to raise money for the American Foundation For AIDS Research (AmFAR).
That's What Friends Are For Cliff Richard, Cilla Black · 1993
The song held the number-one spot of the adult contemporary chart for two weeks, the number-one spot of the soul chart for three weeks, and the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks.
Bayer Sager suggested that Warwick record "That's What Friends Are For," but when Dionne heard it, she envisioned it as a duet with Stevie Wonder. Dionne put down her tracks, and when Wonder arrived to do his part, Elizabeth Taylor and Neil Simon dropped by
That's What Friends Are For Rod Stewart · 1983

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    • dashingscorpio profile image


      19 months ago from Chicago

      Friends are {the family} we choose.

      A friend is an angel in disguise.

      It's also important to know you are never truly alone.

      Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God"

      Luke 17:21 "..the kingdom of God is (within you)."


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