Title: Are you a good friend?
A friend in need is a friend indeed is a popular saying and stands for the qualities of being honest, loyal and supportive towards someone you call “your friend” . However, is this the only quality you need to be a good friend ?
Chairman, ladies and gentlemen
What is friendship and how will you define it? No one really knows exactly how to describe friendship but we all know what it is ... Friendship is a type of relationship between two people who care about each other.
That is the official description. To me, friendship is the first person you want to call when you hear good news. Or the friend who remembers that you don't like syrup on your peanut butter sandwich. Or the friend who will go with you on the most boring of trips and make it seem fun.
It sounds easy enough to be a good friend, right?
Wrong! You have to work at friendship just like any other relationship. So here are a couple of tips for you to find out if you really ARE a good friend and if you are just along for the ride ...
Good friends don’t give up on friends. If your friend is going through a difficult time they may become unsocial towards everyone. They will say no to going out to play and hide from the world. This annoys some people and eventually they give up, but if you really are a good friend, you will keep trying to make them feel better. Don’t assume your friend can work out their own problems. Perhaps they need someone to talk to. You can be that person. If your friend feels less alone, it'll be easier for them to deal with their troubles.
Good friends make friends feel wanted. This means you are really interested in what they say or do and care about the people they care about. Show them that you like being around them. If say things like “You are an awesome friend,” “It’s not much fun when you are not there,” or “I like hanging out with you, you know?” and mean it, your friend will know they are special to you....