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.

Who are your friends?

on March 30, 2014

friendsFriends are an important part of our lives.  We all need friends and we all want people to like us.  However, it is also important that we choose our friends very carefully and make sure they are influencing us in a positive way.

Good friends are those who encourage us, support us and make us feel good.  Bad friends are those who discourage us, drag us down and make us feel bad.  It is far better to have just 1 good friend who is there when you need them, than 20 friends who spread gossip about you or are nowhere to be found when you need help.

Who are your friends?  Consider the following:

  • do you enjoy spending time with them
  • are you comfortable when you are with them
  • can you trust them completely
  • can you share secrets knowing they will never be repeated to anyone
  • do you encourage and support each other
  • are you there for each other when you are sick or in trouble
  • do you accept each other’s differences
  • are you able to disagree and not fight with each other

If you don’t completely trust your friends and are continually having problems in your relationships, you should consider distancing yourself from them and spending time building close relationships with one or two people who really care about and support you.  Also remember to be a good friend yourself.  If you want to have good friends, you have to be a good friend.

2 responses to “Who are your friends?

  1. Professions for PEACE says:

    Another great post. Thank you! Love your conclusion too. Such an important reminder.
    Blessings, Gina

  2. imconfident says:

    Welcome! Have a great day!

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