Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of friendship. Such characteristics include affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.
Don’t walk away; I am so fortunate, friends before my stroke are still my friends and they treat me the same. They love me, for me.
Do you know someone who has been touched by Stroke? Have you walked towards them or away? Think about how you would want to be treated.
I have heard from people I have not been in touch with in some time. I think my Stroke brought into focus just how fragile life is.