Good friends help us appreciate the journey.

How would you identify a good friend? For me, loyalty is a necessary value. What other values would you identify in a good friend? Perhaps: empathetic, trustworthy, supportive, humorous…

Do you have any of those traits?

To get you thinking about your own ability to be a good friend, I’ve done some research. Here are five points I’ve found on how to be a good friend:

1 – Though you can’t calm the storm, you can walk with them through it. 

Being there – no advice or fixing – can be the way you’re a good friend.

2 – Not the same kind of weird, but you can appreciate their weirdness. 

Dis-similarity can be a joy – it creates opportunities to celebrate your differences as friends.

3 – Friendship doesn’t need to be a big thing.

Rather, it’s a million little things all woven together.

4 – Good friends will tell you what you need to hear – not just what you want to hear. 

They’re happy when you’re happy and sad when you’re sad and can empathize while nudging you toward a healthier state.

5. A friend gives – knowing full well the cost – expecting nothing in return. 

Being compassionate and giving while setting boundaries for both of you.

Are you a good friend to others?

Is there anything you’d add to the above list? (I’m pretty sure you could come up with more!)

We all have a ways to go before we’re perfect friends… but as long as we’re improving, we’re headed in the right direction. And sometimes it’s about being a good friend before we can identify those who are trying to be our friend.

How can you be a good friend – what will you change or do differently this year?

Good friends help us appreciate the journey - #positivityprompt #friendship #optimism

One of the things I have determined I will do in this next season is to pray more for my friends. Sometimes that’s the only thing a friend can do to help…

I’ll also be re-reading this book:

Good friends are positive - this is a great book to remind yourself of that fact!

 

 

 

 

 

Positivity Prompts

and Resources!

Be prompted to know you're loved, to be thankful, encouraging and take action on your goals! Plus, get resources to do all these things. 

It's about being strategically optimistic.

Hurrah! Go YOU!