The ABC's of Friendship

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saw this posted on my friend WALKING_WONDER's blog and couldn't help but pass it along.

It's amazing to me how many of the people I thought were truly my friends, but yet at their first opportunity are whispering about me in the office, bad-mouthing me or just don't bother to keep in touch whatsoever. I don't need people like that in my life.

We can all work to be better friends in life, myself included :)

A friend...

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffer support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains thing you don't understand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality
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    Great blog!!! :)
    3171 days ago
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    Wow thanks for sharing! I agree, being a better friend is something we should all keep working on every day and these ABC's are a great thing to follow!
    3172 days ago
    Amen - True friends are not easy to come by ... these ABC's say it all!!
    3172 days ago
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    I totally know what you mean about people to seem to be your friends to your face, but behind your back, they talk and whisper. There are a few people where I work, who are exactly like that. I don't think they realize how bad they hurt people. I honestly don't think they care! It's sad that I have to work with these people. I have learned the hard way, to never confide in either of them, and to never say anything that you do not want the entire workplace to know. But on the bright side, I have amazing friends that love me for me, so I don't need those other people in my life. I may work with them, but that's as far as it goes. If it is not work related, I do not speak to them. :) Kinda harsh sounding, but true. Always be thankful for your true friends, and never take them for granted!! :)
    3172 days ago
    Great Blog!! Thanks.
    3172 days ago
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