THE ABC’S OF FRIENDSHIP ???????
November 14, 2006 5:44am CST
3. THE ABC’S OF FRIENDSHIP A-always be honest, would you want THEM to lie to you? B-be there when they need you, or you may wind up alone. C- cheer them on, we all need encouragement now and then. D- don’t look for their faults, even if you have none. E- encourage their dreams, what would we be without them? F- forgive them, you just MAY do something wrong sometime G- get together often, misery loves company, so does glee. H- Have faith in them, the human animal is remarkable I- include them, you may need to be included sometime J- just be there when they need you K- know when they need a hug, and couldn’t you use one? L- love them unconditionally, that is the ONLY condition M- make them feel special, because aren’t we ALL special? N- never forget them, who wants to feel forgotten? O- offer to help, and know when “No thanks” is just polite P- praise them honestly and openly Q- quietly disagree, noisy “NO’s make enemy R- really listen, a friendly ear is a soothing balm S- say you’re sorry, don’t let them assume it T- talk frequently, communication is important U- use good judgment V- verbalize your feelings W- wish them luck, hopefully good! X- X-amine your moves before you “help” out Y- You words count, use them wisely Z- zip your lips when told a secret.
14 Nov 06
Thanks for sharing. Please read the following also. Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behaviour between two or more social entities. This article focuses on the notion specific to interpersonal relationships. In this sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection. Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, often to the point of altruism. Their tastes will usually be similar and may converge, and they will share enjoyable activities. They will also engage in mutually helping behavior, such as exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship. A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. Yet for many, friendship is nothing more than the trust that someone or something will not harm them. Value that is found in friendships is often the result of a friend demonstrating on a consistent basis: • the tendency to desire what is best for each other. • sympathy and empathy. • honesty, perhaps in situations where it may be difficult for others to speak the truth. • mutual understanding. In a comparison of personal relationships, friendship is considered to be closer than acquaintanceship, although there is a range of degrees of intimacy in both friendships and acquaintances. Friendship and acquaintanceship can be thought of spanning across the same continuum. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship