In Six Words, How Do You Define “Friend”?


Before we set sail on our November cruise, we connected in Miami. Pictured in the back row: Teresa (Pegi’s niece), Pegi, Chris, Kathy, Trish. Pictured in the front row: ejourneys and me

A benefit of managing our community is watching the friendships between our members bloom and grow. I see such kindness in your friendships–in our chatroom, on Facebook, on Twitter, through your comments. I find your relationships with each other to be both inspiring and comforting. I think a family caregiver knows how to be a good friend because, well, so many good friends simply disappeared.

I’d love to know your definition of a friend. And, let’s define “friend” in six words. Mine is:

A calming, kind presence every day.

What’s yours? Please share your definition, in six words, of a friend in our comments section below.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

2 thoughts on “In Six Words, How Do You Define “Friend”?

  1. Avatar of PegiPegi

    This was my husband’s idea, but it is so appropriate I have to go with it: Left to right, my six words.

    Chris, Kathy, Richard, Trish, Ejourneys, Denise…

    I, personally, need more words; there are so many more friends in this community….


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