Sacrifice in Friendship

Now I know you are probably thinking that there aren’t sacrifices in friendship but rather ones to keep friendship, but any sacrifice to keep a friendship is a sacrifice in friendship. You could sacrifice a friend in order to keep a better friend or you could sacrifice a boyfriend or girlfriend in order to keep your friends. Sometimes friendships can be hard but any true friend who is always there for you is better than any boyfriend, girlfriend, or “friend” (fake friend).

“It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.” ― Shauna NiequistBittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

This quote can be connected to friendship because all it is saying is you have to figure out how important friendship is in your life and what you are willing to give up in order to keep that friendship or if somebody comes between you and your best friend are you willing to give that somebody up.

“I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” ― Lauren OliverDelirium

There will be boyfriends and girlfriends that you will love but not all of those relationship will work out and some of them may even come down to choosing between your friends and your “love”. One very important thing though is that you should never let love come between a friendship. And unless you want to lose your friends over love you should always choose your friendships before boys.

From a girls view, friendship should always come before boys because your girls will always be there for you as long as you don’t ruin the friendship over a boy.

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

If you connect this quote to friendship it is basically saying that you can have the best friendships ever only if you are willing to sacrifice for that friendship.


Sacrifice Blog 4

S- urrender.

A- ccept.

C- ry it out.

R- esign.

I- gnore.

F- ight.

I- mprove.

C- arry on.

E- endure.

The purpose of this poem was to show the many phases of sacrifice. I’ve personally had to sacrifice a lot in my life, and in this particular instance it was sacrificing a relationship with my father in order to better my life. First I had to surrender. I had to realize that seeking revenge wasn’t always the answer, nothing was going to stop until a change was made. I had to swallow my pride and stubborn-ness and be the one to walk away. Next, I had to accept the situation. At first, I would keep caving in and going back to him. Every time I’d convince myself that it would be better this time…and every time was another fight. So eventually I had to say to myself, this is the way it is and if he doesn’t want to put in an effort, then that’s too bad for him. And then of course, I had to cry it out. It was sad, and it was hard. And the only thing that would make me feel better is to just cry. After my cry was complete, I had to resign, throw in the towel. I’d put up with enough and now it was just time to ignore it. Ignore the sadness I was feeling and remember why it was I had to make this decision in the first place. Then I had to fight. Not literal fighting, I had done plenty of that, but I had to fight to move forward and fight to improve my life and make sure that in the end I came out a better person because of the hurt I had to go through. And after all the pain and the hurt, asking myself why my dad didn’t care enough to want a relationship with me anymore…I chose to carry on and endure. I know that I deserve better than the hurtful words every night and what I don’t deserve is feeling like a stranger in the home I grew up in. The sacrifice that I have had to make, has made me a stronger person and makes me want to prove something to my dad. I want him to look back and say “my daughter was worth caring about.”