You must treat yourself equally as well, if not better than you treat your friends. Always be a friend to yourself. Do not say hurtful or mean things to or about yourself, just as you would never say those things to or about your friends. You need to talk yourself up and be proud of you are and what you’ve accomplished. And if you believe, others in turn will believe as well. Go ahead. Be proud. Get your positive self worth on. You deserve it.
Just because one friend lives closer to us then another one doesn’t mean the closer friend is the better friend. The distance between two people should not dictate or determine the friendship. There are some bonds or friendships that are so strong, that no matter the distance they will always be there for you. No matter what. Those are your true friends. Not the friend that lives next door just because they live closer. In fact, most next door neighbors are more like acquaintances then friends. You wave at each other and exchange pleasantries from your own driveways. You never really get together though unless it’s some kind of block holiday party or something. Always remember who your true friends are.
We all have friends, and we all love our friends. Some our friends have been in our lives for 10 days, while others have been in our life for 10, 20, 30, or more years. It’s not really important how long you’ve been friends with someone. What’s important is which one of those friends will step up in a moments notice when needed. That is the true definition of a great friend. NOT how long you’ve known them.
Our friendships are not something to be taken lightly. Our friends have earned our trust and friendship by being there for us in one facet or another. They have been invited into and included in our lives. And us in theirs. But do not take your friendships for granted. Don’t just assume that our friends will continue to be there for us when we stop putting forth the effort to keep the friendship in tact. It takes two to keep it alive. Do your part. You’ll be glad you did.
True friends are not those folks that you see from time to time. They are not the ones that you get together with once a month or so and have dinner, or watch a ball game. True friends have been invited into your life and are an extension of your family. You should be able to count your true friends on one hand. They are the ones that, whether they live around the corner or thousands of miles away will be there in a minute when you call. True friends will drop everything and come to you in your time of need. Regardless of how large, or small, the need may be. Those are your friends. Take a minute to recognize them. Say thank you for always being there. Say I love you. True friends really are special.
The people in your life are there because you invited them in. Some live next door, or on the next block. Maybe they live in another town an hour away or hundreds or thousands of miles away. They are in your life for a reason however. Don’t forget the people in your lives, or why you invited them in. Cherish the people and nurture the relationship. You’ll never regret doing it. If you haven’t heard from someone in a while, reach out and find out what’s going on in their life. I’ll bet you’ll both be glad you did.
What do you think of when it comes to friendship? Who is your best friend and where do they live? Oh sure we have people that we call our best friend They’re co workers, or neighbors, or people we met at the gym, or a book club or somewhere else. But our friends, our true friends usually don’t live down the street or around the corner. Our true friends are usually people that we met years ago, either growing up or at college or something similar. In some way we impacted each other’s lives. We don’t talk to them every day or even every week. But those are the ones we can call anytime day or night, and they will be there for us. What ever we need or whatever we ask it’s done. No questions asked. Those are our true friends. Never forget them.