I took some time last night to write a few letters to my pen friends Emma McCann ,Tara Steffe and Matt
How can I be a better friend to the awesome people in my life, let me count the ways. Well for the moment I will just highlight 3, have to give myself a limit or else you will be reading a book.
1. Give your friend time: it take time to build a friendship, you have to tend to it like a delicate plant. If you don’t spend at least a bit of time it will wither away. I really need to work on this one a bit more, I tend to get get sucked into the daily life routing and it’s like a dog chasing it’s tail.
2. I need to improve the listening skills, so that my friends know I am connect to what they are saying. Many times someone is speaking and I am thinking about what I am going to make for dinner tonight or my right arm will be eaten. Something about having hungry kids pulling at me just keeps me a bit distracted you know. Yet if I am talking with a friend I need to give during that time my undivided attention then go back to thinking about my meal or other plans.
3. Be there for my friends when the going get rough as well as in good times. Don’t check out when they are in a pickle, and calls for you to watch their 2 kids for the night because mommy is feeling under the weather. Well that one is a bit out there but be there when a friend call because she is going through a rough patch. When the grass is green again they will appreciate you being there. Hey sometimes it’s just an ear they need to try to work thing through and not much else.
All the people in my life would gain from me following these 3 things, now if someone would give this list to my better half it would very much appreciated.
What are some things that you could do to be a better friend to the people in your life?