How do you keep a friend? Be one!

To keep a friend YOU must be one. Friendship like any relationship requires give and take.  You cannot expect your friend to always listen to you, give advice but you do not have time or interest in him or her. If you do not treat your friend the way you want to be treated then she will start to question if you are truly her friend. Your feelings are not the only ones that matter. Everyone gets stressed sometimes so pay attention and treat your friend with the respect and attention she deserves. Remember, “Love, Laughter and Trust are the Cornerstone of True friendship.” You cannot have a true friendship without those three components.   

Be a Friend in Deeds Not Just Words!

If your friend is in need of help don’t just say, “let me know if you need anything.” If you know she or he needs something just do it.  It doesn’t have to involve money because let’s face it times are hard and you may not have money to spare but if you can do something to help, like Nike said, “Just do it.” The saying “A friend in need is a friend in deed” is an undeniable fact.  Be a true friend and help YOUR friend. Helping someone is always the right thing to do.

Get rid of toxic people and Move On!

It is OK to move on in life. Not everybody in your life is meant to be with you through all of life stages. There are those people who are there to teach you one thing or another and when their time is up acknowledge it and move on. It may hurt to let go but it’s ok. Mourn the loss but move on. Life is for the living. You do not have to keep toxic people reincarnation in your life be it family or friends. You know what is best for you. Remember you only have one life to live even if you believe in reincarnation why not enjoy your current life?

Actions Tell All!

  Have you ever heard that heard that saying, “Actions speak louder than words”? Well believe it or not it is very true. If you are not sure about how someone truly feels about you watch their actions. Their behavior is the best clue. If something great happens to you and you tell your friend and all they can respond with is negativity then you know this person is really not your friend.  Your true friend will always be excited when good things happen for you. Pay close attention to their body language and how they speak to you. A true friend is not negative, condescending or rude to you. A true friend listens and is happy for you in words and deeds.

What is a friend?

LaToya Byfield
Is a friend someone you love or  like?
Would you let them ride your bike?
Would you let him or her in your home?
Would you let them use your comb?
Would you help him up when he stumbles along the way?
Or would you look away?
Would you share your eats?
Or selfishly hide your treats?
Do you have belly laughs and cheer each other up when you’re blue?
When you argue are you completely through?
Do you smile when she’s around?
Or does she make you frown?
Does your heart feel light when he’s in your sight?
Does her presence make everything bright?
Did I make you think about people you know?
Do you now know who is your foe?
Some people think frenemies are cute it’s more like pulling a tooth!   
Who wants an enemy that is a friend? On that I will not bend!
An enemy is an enemy not a friend.
A true friend is with you through thick and thin and often makes you look within.
Jealousy does not compute. A true friend will always tell you the truth!
Love, Laughter and trust, all of these are a must!
Without them your friendships are a bust!
To make those friendships true all of this I hope you knew.  
I hope you learned something today.
A true friend will never go away!

Be Kind!

Random Acts of Kindness Ribbon
Random Acts of Kindness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Contrary to popular opinion kindness has not gone out of style.  It can be as simple as holding the elevator door when you see someone rushing to catch it.  If you can do that for a stranger think how much being kind to your friend will mean to him or her.  People will always remember how you made them feel so be kind.