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BE THE FRIEND YOU WANT TO HAVE


By Vernalee

FRIENDSHIP. The subject 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 from a friend, you should be willing to give. Agreed? Fair play? Listen up as we examine some friendship guidelines. 1. Avoid competition. 2. Avoid gossip. 3. Confront wisely. 4. Forgive. 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 in a turnaround? Answer: A true friend. Remember this. 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! Photo credit: www.of-the-heart.com; Source: www.crosswalk.com

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