Thursday, 29 December 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

If You Need A Friend...

Lately I have been losing people from my life like friendship is going out of style. This is for a multitude of reasons, none of them very logical. So I am posting an "open call" for friends. With me basically you get what you give. I have outlined below some fringe benefits of being my friend. I don't know that I was always a very good friend to people growing up, but I now I know exactly how I don't want to be treated, and I believe this makes me a better friend to others. What you can expect from me as your new friend is as follows:

1. If you need my support regarding something going on in your life, I will be there for you. Not every day is roses and sunshine, and we could all use help sometimes to make it through.

2. I will not talk behind your back. Chances are that the people who dislike you will dislike me also because I won't join them in their hate speech towards you.

3. I will be there for the good times as well. It's important to have people around you that can celebrate your victories with you, and who will be genuinely happy for you.

4. You are welcome to have differing opinions from mine. I will not put you down or call you names. I may ask you questions about your opinions but that is not to try and bully you; I am sincerely interested in what you have to say.

5. People have disagreements and this is not a baseball game. I am willing to talk things out and this will not result in some sort of "strike" against you.

So that's what I can offer. I hope it's enough.