I’m going to list some things that I think are qualities of a truely great friend.
1. They will look out for you( they are always looking to do things in your best interest)
2. They know how to say sorry(If you get into an argument, they will take the initiative to say they are sorry, especially when they are in the wrong)
3. They fight for your friendship( They won’t give up on you without a fight)
4. They know how to cheer you up( They find ways to make you laugh and brighten up)
5. They bring out the best in you( Their good qualities transfer to you)
6. They know when to give you space( they know that sometimes you just need time to yourself)
7. They don’t lie to you or mislead you( being misled leads to resentment and anger)
8. They know when to shut up in an argument( even if they are right)
9. They don’t belittle you or embarass you in front of others
10. They are dependable( You can put your trust in them)
11. Even after many years of not seeing each other you can still kick it off with them like you never left
12. They always try their best to make time for you.
I think that about covers it. I think my next post I’ll make a list of what it means to be a bad friend.
I was reading this article about a man who had no face this morning. Looking at the pictures, just makes me so grateful that there is nothing wrong with me. My eyesights, my face, my body. Everything is as God intended it to be. If you woke up today feeling down in the dumps. Think about how fortunate you are for many things in life. The roof over your head, the bed you go to at night, and the food on your plate. I feel like people forget to appreciate these things completely until thanksgiving comes around the corner. These are my thoughts this morning. Cheers.
Song this morning:
I know some people that are chronic concert goers. The majority of these people happen to be girls. Now I ask myself why that is? Why aren’t guys as into concerts as girls? Look through your facebook friends and I garantee you, you’ll see more albums of concerts coming from your female friends. Then it dawned on me that there is a rush that you feel when you go to these events. That rush and feelings of bonding, seems to stem from a shared value/focus. Everyone is there for a good time, to have fun, and to share their love of the band/artist that is playing. It brings people together, and makes them feel like they are part of something. Everyone wants to feel like they belong, and that is why I think girls love concerts. Girls are much more in touch with their emotions in general, than guys. So this whole bonding experience is much more appealing to them. I don’t know if you agree or not because I’m just throwing out thoughts, but yea…girls LOVE concerts, or just experiences that promotes bonding. Guys, we’re more loners. we’re the lone wolves hahah. We aren’t as interested. Actually, another point I want to make is that if you’re trying to get more people to come to an event. To gain interest in something, give them a good reason to go. A reason, such as love of a certain interest. Something that promtes comaraderie and bonding! Anyways, i think thats all i wanted to say for today. If you’re a new reader, remember to click to follow me
Have you noticed that when you look at someone, their eyes determines whether you are going to be best friends or aquintances? I don’t know if it’s just me, but now that I think about it, there is certain things about a person’s eyes that will tell you whether or not you’re going to be chums or even more. Maybe it’s the crease of the eyes(crows feet), maybe it’s the twinkle that certain eyes have when they look at you. Maybe it’s the dilated pupils that psychologists speak of. Regardless, there seems to be an inate ability in us, to actually discern these tiny details. Maybe it’s the warm vibe you feel and the sense of attention these people give you when you’re talking to them that makes you feel connected. Ahhh this last point seems to have struck gold to me. I believe that it really is about connection and listening to people. Truely listening and paying attention is what creates connections. People will know whether or not you are truely understanding them, when talk and listen to them. This is what people truely want when determining whether or not they want to be friends with you. They want someone who understands them, or connects with them. That I believe is the true basis of a relationship more than just being aquintances.
From now on, when you meet someone new. Try a little experiment to see if you can connect with them. Consider it a challenge that you are eager to accomplish. You might find that it’s really self ful-filling when you’ve made that elusive connection with total strangers.
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World of Religion
The national post provided this neat article about the different branches of religion in the world. Thought I’d share. Enjoy