Posts Tagged ‘Be a friend!’
Yes, the topic of FRIENDSHIP is a
subject that is timeless; it never grows old.
So let’s examine our wish list.
First things first.
It is unreasonable to expect from others what you are not willing to give.
That sounds hypocritical…don’t you think?
So whatever attributes you desire in and from a friend, you should be willing to give.
Listen up as we examine some friendship guidelines.
1. Avoid competition.
2. Avoid gossip.
3. Confront wisely.
5. Maintain friendships; treat them with care.
6. Celebrate best friends.
7. Let your friendships serve as a mirror.
8. Make changes, if needed. You are allowed.
9. Create a healthy community of friends with the reality that just because you are the nucleus that your friends may not become friends to each other.
10. Give everyone their space.
11. Explore your expectations.
12. Befriend yourself.
Now I ask…
Who can you confidentially talk to and get the best possible advice?
Who wants you to succeed no matter what? Who will be there for you when everyone walks away?
Who will be there when you are up, down or turnaround?
Answer: A true friend.
Everyone needs someone.
No one is an island.
Having a true friend is valuable. True friendship doesn’t come around often.
If you have one true friend, you are lucky.
Two – would be a steal!
When you find a true friend, keep him or her close.
Don’t ask for something that you are not willing to give!
Think of others; do for others.
Don’t be a talker only; show that you care.
Cherish being a true friend as much as having a true friend!
It’s a treasure!
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Crossing racial and gender lines, I call a selected few my true friends. It is said that you basically need five types of friends. Without calling my friends by name, let me provide you with their descriptions. The comedian is the friend who makes you laugh and interjects humor into your life. The risk taker is the adventurer who stimulates you beyond the status quo. The loyalist will stand by your side through thick and thin no matter what. The challenger always encourages you to maximize your position. The life coach is the friend who you can talk to about anything without judgment being passed. A few of my friends have amazingly combined these five ingredients into one. From Mississippi to Ohio with an extension into multiples states, I am truly blessed as I have these wonderful loving people in my life. Their professions are too multiple to outline. Regardless of what they do on their day jobs, I believe that they sincerely care about me and me, them! We genuinely want the best for each other and do not begrudge the other. Motivation is in; jealously is out. Love flows in all direction as does our advice. I made a basic discovery years ago – The type of friend that you are is just as important as the type of friends that you have! It is my responsibility to give to them what they give to me. It is a two way street. It is what friends do!
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This previously posted blog is part of this week’s “Friend” series.