Just sharing these, which are from Pinterest, and which I came across while researching my previous post about relatives vs friends.
Just as there are truly good blood relatives who genuinely care about you (I can count on 2 fingers the ones in my life, and unfortunately they are not my parents but my aunts), there are also true friends who will make the effort to keep in touch even while you’re apart. I have just one or two “old” friends who go back to my teenage years…we don’t communicate very often, but when we do, it’s like no time has gone by at all in between.
So, choose your friends wisely. Some may seem genuine enough, but don’t gauge anyone by their words, just by their actions. After all, actions speak louder than words.