Don't take friends for granted

@KMPierce (165)
United States
August 30, 2009 4:07pm CST
It is so important to be a giver in your friendships. I'm not talking about giving gifts, I'm talking about giving of yourself and time. So many people take their friends for granted and are selfish. Don't be like that.... you will start to run out of friends.
4 responses
@123amy (31)
• China
31 Aug 09
yeah, i agree with you very much.. actually i was a girl that wants to have many very high quanlity friends, and i always hoped to get more from my friends. but now i realize that is too much..maybe i can be friends with someone, but after we get closer, we find we are not the ones we thought, so we can't be good friends in the later time. it is my problem...now i know, if i want to be friends with someone, i should accept her or his everything... if i dont like her or him, just do not get close and do not become friends..
@KMPierce (165)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Oh yes! You can tell about a person pretty quickly and you know if this is a person that you could or should be friends with.
• United States
30 Aug 09
I have learned a lot about being a good friend by doing the opposite of how people have treated me in friendships that hurt me. It is so important to take note of actions, not to hold a grudge or be angry, but to be a better friend to someone else. You are absolutely right about giving. Even people in my life that were takers, eventually move on or I wise up and move one. In the meantime, I do not worry about being taken advantage of because I have sown a good seed of kindness and many many times I have reaped a wonderful harvest above and beyond what I have initially given.
@KMPierce (165)
• United States
31 Aug 09
This is exactly right. The more you give of yourself, in a good way, the better friend you become and those that are true friends see this. You both benefit!
@hehe88 (72)
• Singapore
31 Aug 09
quite true.. sometimes when you don't communicate with your friends they will tend to forget you.. Sometimes we all take things for granted and when it is gone, we will start to regret.
@melissau (56)
• United States
31 Aug 09
You are so right and a lot of people don't think on this.