THE ABC'S OF FRIENDSHIP
A lways be honest, would you want THEM to lie to you?
B e there when they need you, or you may wind up alone.
C heer them on, we all need encouragement now and then.
D on't look for their faults, even if you have none.
E ncourage their dreams, what would life we be without them?
F orgive them, you just MAY do something wrong sometime.
G et together often, misery loves company, so does glee.
H ave faith in them, the human animal is remarkable.
I nclude them, you may need to be included sometime.
J ust be there when they need you.
K now when they need a hug, and couldn't you use one?
L ove them unconditionally, that is the ONLY condition.
M ake them feel special, because aren't we ALL special?
N ever forget them, who wants to feel forgotten?
O ffer to help, and know when "No thanks" is just politeness.
P raise them honestly and openly.
Q uietly disagree, noisy NO's make enemies.
R eally listen, a friendly ear is a soothing balm.
S ay you're sorry, don't let them assume it.
T alk frequently, communication is important.
U se good judgment.
V erbalize your feelings!
W ish them luck, hopefully good!
X amine your motives before you "help" out.
Y our words count, use them wisely.
Z ip your lips when told a secret.
Friendship means the world to me. From my family who were my very first friends and will be my very last, to every other person in between. I value good friends. They are what I missed the most after every big move I have made. Which, in turn, is probably why I love Facebook so much! Connecting and building lasting friendships means a lot to me. I try to be the friend I would like to have. :)
True blue through and through.
I apologize for not having an author for the above ditty. If you know who wrote it, please let me know!