I mentioned that I am back to blogging, but I have remained a lazy and neglectful of my blogging responsibilities....(bad, bad me!!!). I wonder if I should take a break from blogging at times, but feel that I have gained too many friends out here whom I do not wish to lose touch with. Although, I haven't met any of you in person, I feel that I've got a bunch of friends in virtual world who know me better than people who've known me for a long time in the real world. Which brings me to the question for this week...
How long does it take for someone to be called a friend? How long before you stop looking at that familiar stranger as that...a stranger, and call him or her a friend...someone you joke and laugh with, someone you share your worries with, someone you'd be yourself with...
My answer? For someone like me, who consider herself a social misfit, it normally takes a very very long time before placing enough trust on someone to call them a friend. But one thing is for sure...I'd call someone a friend if they made me laugh...are unassuming and little self deprecating...One thing I have noticed is that in virtual world, I've shed my shyness and found friends in no time at all. So I'd say that for me, the time to call someone a friend would depend upon how soon they'll make me laugh...or smile...that's when I'd let my guard down and call him or her a friend.
On that note, I'd like to thank all of you once again...for the friendship you've shared with me....for making me so welcome, for making me feel not like a social misfit but a friend....Thank You!
And I ask you.....how long before you call that someone a friend?