I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Are you a good friend?

on March 21, 2013

What does it take to be a good friend?2 dancing

What kind of qualities does a good friend have?

Are you a good friend?  Do you think you have good friends?

There are certain qualities that show friendship and this pertains to both sides of a friendship.  These include:

  1. Being genuinely interested in other people instead of trying to get people to be interested in you.   Good friends listen more than they talk.
  2. Being positive about life and having a good attitude.  Good friends are comfortable to be with and fun to be around.
  3. Being honest and open with others.  Good friends are not hypocrites who try to be something they are not.
  4. Being okay with differences in people.   Good friends understand and accept our differences.
  5. Being helpful and thinking about what you can do for the other person without expecting something in return.   Good friends think about their friend before themselves.
  6. Being there when needed, especially during difficult times.   Good friends are loyal.
  7. Being respectful of their opinions, their beliefs and their interests.   Good friends celebrate who you are.
  8. Being trustworthy and able to share your thoughts and secrets.  Good friends don’t spread gossip or lie about you.

To have good friends, you must be a good friend.   Are you a good friend?  Do you show a good example to your friends?

scratching headConsider these questions……….

What would you do if your friend showed up at your house late one night after you had gone to bed and was crying?  Would you ask your friend to come in so you could sit and talk or would you tell them you are tired and that you’ll talk tomorrow?

What would you do if your friend’s car broke down and called to see if you could give a ride to work?  Would you drive across town to pick up your friend or tell them to call a taxi?

What would you do if a friend got sick and was in the hospital for several weeks?  Would you make time to visit your friend every day or two or just wait until they got home from the hospital?



A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.  ~Aristotle

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.  ~Henry David Thoreau

A good friend is cheaper than therapy.  ~Author Unknown

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.  ~Arnold Glasow

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.  ~Author Unknown

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~Grace Pulpit






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