Reflections

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  1. Antoinette

    I can be a better friend by pay attention to my friends and helping them if they want it.

    2 years ago
  2. d
    dh

    I could be a better friend by being more proactive with checking in on people. My introverted self sometimes forgets to take the initiative. I often wait for others to approach me.

    2 years ago
  3. TheMindofJade

    I believe a friend is someone who can make you smile on the hard days, and someone who may not be visible constantly but who always has your best interests at heart. To be a better friend, my goal is to reach out more. Even a daily message to say how thankful I am for them, and for having them in my life.

    2 years ago
  4. Susan Fridinger

    The key is active listening.

    2 years ago
  5. Don Jones

    Bring chocolate and beer.

    2 years ago
    1. dragonfly

      Haha! Good one. I’ll go for the chocolate.

      2 years ago
    2. Michele

      Yessss!

      2 years ago
  6. Hermann-Josef

    By being honest, compassionate, accepting my friend as he is but being allowed to tell the truth. And by learning to be a good friend to myself. I like to be a friend to everyone. It makes me feel good.

    2 years ago
  7. Charlie T

    I think I am a good friend and I’m getting better at it lately. Being open and vulnerable and making sure to communicate how important they are to me. And of course, listening without judgment or projection is so important. Reminding myself to do these things is the practice.

    2 years ago
  8. c
    carol

    Remember and evolve to be the treasures and seek the treasures and reciprocally receive the treasures

    2 years ago
  9. Y
    Yram

    Rumi says: “be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a Shepherd.”
    To me that sums up a great friendship.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thanks, Yram – I needed that this morning. I first heard of Rumi from a Turkish woman grad student in my then-husband’s lab. She gave me a gift.

      2 years ago
  10. Mary Pat

    Many times, just by listening. I also think being invested in the relationship, connecting with that friend when you can, is important. Not taking that person for granted is important.

    2 years ago
  11. Chester

    Be present, be honest, and ensure I am well rooted and balanced to the best of my ability, while not being afraid to lean on others.

    2 years ago
  12. Nancy

    My friends are my friends because they love and accept me the way I am. Or let me know when I need to do better. And I them.

    2 years ago
  13. Laura

    Two ears, one mouth. More listening, less talking.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thanks, Laura! Your reply made me giggle, which feels good. My friend is such a good listener, and I hope I am too. 🙂

      2 years ago
  14. devy

    Offer to make myself available. Phoning more often to catch up. Lending an ear and really listening without judgement.

    2 years ago
  15. EJP

    I will be a better friend by being silent and listening.

    2 years ago
  16. Julian Daal Childers

    I can be a better friend by listening more and listening to understand. I can be a better friend by giving less suggestions and by not trying to get people to see things my way.

    2 years ago
  17. Butterfly

    I do the best I can within my limitations. My friends know that they always have someone who will listen if they come to me. I may make suggestions but I never judge. I don’t need to be any better as being myself is enough.

    2 years ago
  18. Kevin

    Be present, truly present. Listen more, talk less, and ask the question, “How may I help?”

    2 years ago
  19. Michele

    Frankly, I do not need to be any better. I am a damn good friend to my friends:) Happy Friday everyone!

    2 years ago
    1. Kevin

      Well said, Michele! Happy Friday to you, too, my friend.

      2 years ago
  20. Christine

    Some of my friends make me feel like I’m on a first-class life journey with them. They are honest, and loving. I like to give that feeling in return. It’s not an answer to the question, but an expression of how great friendship can feel.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Yes, Christine! Good friends are such a gift. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      2 years ago

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