Preparation time: Years!
Consistency, commitment, compassion, caring and connection
Love, listening loyalty and laughter
Support and sensitivity
Encouragement and enthusiasm
Fun and forgiveness
Reciprocal, reliable and respect
Intimacy, integrity and intention
Sharing and smiling
Honesty, humour and happiness.
Patience, positivity and praise
Tenderly and slowly mix all the ingredients together in a bowl of kindness, adding a little more of each one consistently over lots of time. Consistency in mixing is important. If mixing is inconsistent you can expect the mixture to settle and separate.
NOTE: Many ingredients combine to produce by-products such as trust, understanding, appreciation and adventure. Do not be alarmed! Keep going!
Bake in a warm heart for as long as it takes. Decorate with love and affection. Celebrate and enjoy the finished product and never compare it to others.
TIP: Competiveness and jealousy will cause an undesired bitter aftertaste.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Ask the advice of others and keep adding to the recipe. Share with as many people as you wish.
When made slowly and correctly; very close friendships have no expiry date. When rushed and baked with too much intensity however, they have a tendency to overcook. This results in drama and the bad tasting friendship often needs to be discarded as a result. VERY CLOSE FRIENDSHIPS CANNOT BE RUSHED. They develop over time, this is necessary and normal. Keep persevering, keep mixing.
Serve generously and often. Enjoy with company. Goes well with wine, tea, coffee, cake and conversation.
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