Keep your friends close

Monday, February 08, 2016

We all need a community of women around us. Women who will support us, share life with us, laugh and cry with us. Even those of us who love our own space need connection. It is what makes us human.

Being able to form positive relationships is critical to every facet of life – home, career, etc.

There are some friends who are great for a laugh, and some who are good to let us be the best we can be. We also have those women who help us think and help us discover. These are the women who are full of wisdom and grace. 

When we have these awesome group of women around us, it’s harder for the meanness and hurtful side of the world to find it’s way in. This is why we need to cherish each friend – put them at the top of the list, or at least very close to the top, and be an incredible girlfriend ourselves.

Relationships have a rhythm. They ebb and flow. Sometimes they’ll be at the top of the priority list and sometimes they’ll slip further down. The most important thing is not to let it stay down the list for too long and to be committed to looking after each other and the relationship all the time. 

If one person is doing all the giving without getting anything back, eventually the well will run dry and so will the relationship.

And in this life of being busy, it’s so easy to take each other for granted when life gets in the way but try these to keep your girlfriends close :

Pray for each other.
Talk regularly.
Call for the sake of it.
Ask about their day, and listen to the answer.
Tell them they’re wonderful.
Listen with your eyes.
Learn their language of love
Know what’s happening in their world. Don’t just assume that you do.

Even the strongest relationships have their highs and lows. Being with a group of awesome means being attentive and being involved – this takes constant effort, but what a beautiful reward when it works.

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