Reflections

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  1. Melissa

    Humor, honesty and a wiliness to commit to stick together as long as it feels right.

    2 years ago
  2. Malag

    Vulnerability: that it can emerge for both of us.

    2 years ago
  3. d
    db82258

    I am concentrating on being the friend I would like to have and for some reason, that in itself, just makes me happy! True blue.

    2 years ago
  4. Haley

    Not afraid to tell it how it is (someone who is real, no lying, no judgement) honesty!! Match/ bounce off each others sense of humor. Match/ bounce off each other’s interests/ hobbies. Always down to have a good time, but can always sit down and talk things through with you/ be a shoulder to cry on.

    2 years ago
  5. ADP

    Qualities I look for in a friend is someone I can be open and honest with and will be that way towards me. Trust, loyalty, and genuine are very important to me. My circle is small only a people have these traits and qualities.

    2 years ago
  6. Elaine

    Mutuality. Mutual appreciation, mutual intimacy, mutual interest, mutual delight, mutual responsibility for nurturing the friendship,

    2 years ago
  7. Tak0yakii

    Honesty, Accountability, Active listener, Witty, Vulnerable

    2 years ago
  8. Tracy

    non-judgement

    2 years ago
  9. devy

    Someone who will accept me for who I am, who will be there to lend me their ear when needed and who relies on me for support if they need it, someone who laughs along with me and enjoys my company. I only have a few real friends. I still remember my father telling me that as you go through life, the majority of those in your life will be acquaintances..

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      Devy, thank you for this reminder that I use the word “friend” too casually. I’ve been trying to substitute other words that are more accurate, like colleague or acquaintance. I need a word for that in-between space of more than acquaintance, not yet friend of the heart. Your description of a friend gets at the fundamentals.

      2 years ago
  10. Don Jones

    The rare few who exude incredible warmth and vivacity. Whose presence is a joy.

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      for some reason this makes me smile just reading it

      2 years ago
  11. M
    MemoPC

    I appreciate friends who are kind, trustworthy, honest, have a sense of humor, humility, generosity of heart and a true confidante. Quite a tall order, a rare find indeed and a great blessing.

    2 years ago
  12. Linda

    I appreciate someone who can listen well when I need to talk.

    2 years ago
  13. Mica

    I gave my friend the wrong address yesterday for where the class was, and she missed most of it but she wasn’t cross with me at all! I would have been awfully cross with her if it had happened to me. I gave her some correct info in my email, at least, so she did arrive.

    2 years ago
  14. Barb C

    Reading all these qualities makes me think about what kind of friend I am to others and what they’d write if they were writing about me, as well as what qualities I’m grateful for.

    Spontaneity and openness to whatever experience comes along come to mind. I have two friends who are great for the “what do you feel like doing today?” or “want to run errands with me?” kinds of expeditions, whether that’s a bike ride or a walk through downtown saying “want to go in here?”. I appreciate that we don’t have to have some big planned thing at the heart of our time together; we can just be together.

    Listening to me, sure, but also opening to me and showing that I’m a trusted friend they can confide in–I’m grateful for that.

    Sharing my values and willingness to stand up for what we believe in. I have “want to go to the protest with me?” friends.

    Friends who are my chosen family. I had that conversation recently with a friend and was honored to have her tell me she considers me family. She could call me at 3 in the morning and I would help her, and vice versa. Each of us is reliable.

    I think I’ll send cards to my friends today to tell them how much I appreciate them.

    2 years ago
  15. Laura

    A listening ear, sense of humor, fundamental kindness, empathy.

    2 years ago
    1. Carol

      Laura, You read my mind!

      2 years ago
      1. Laura

        😉

        2 years ago
  16. O.Christina

    That they are how and who they are. Really meeting each other, sharing our hearts, sharing joy, tears and laughter, being loyal and kind.

    2 years ago
  17. Mary Pat

    A listening ear, a spirit that is strong, a kind and loving heart, and a great sense of humor. And someone who enjoys having fun!

    2 years ago
  18. Antoinette

    I appreciate having friends ! There are so many qualities- pick one !
    Fun! I love to have friends who like to play and laugh!

    2 years ago
  19. EJP

    Unconditional kindness, compassion and understanding.

    2 years ago
  20. Pilgrim

    Kindness, listening, a sense of humor.

    2 years ago
  21. Noel

    To listen without judgement, on my very dark, down days, life is so much more anxious than before, to sit with someone and just feel their presence with no words spoken, for that I am eternally grateful.

    2 years ago
  22. Kevin

    Companionship, honesty, and loyalty.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Loyalty, empathy, compassion.

    2 years ago
  24. sunnypatti48317

    I appreciate honesty, kindness, someone who can listen and be present with me, and someone with whom I can share belly laughs with!

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      belly laughs are the best:)

      2 years ago
  25. Christine

    When they speak from there heart. And….. When I admire there good qualities, I try to take them over. When I think there qualities are not so nice, I have to take a good look at myself. (I have learned that from Confucius). So my friends are okay just as they are.

    2 years ago
  26. Hermann-Josef

    For the last three weeks my daughter and myself had to stay in bed because of a serious Covidinfection. There was one day when I couldn‘t almost breath anymore and I thought I have to leave my daughter alone. So many of your comments and reflections helped me to go in a positive way through this time. I like this quality of you all my friends, to share your thoughts. Thank you all!

    2 years ago
    1. pkr

      Herman-Josef, wishing you & your daughter good health. Sending prayers your way.🙏 Stay Strong. ❤️

      2 years ago
    2. Hermann-Josef

      I don‘t know what to say. It is overwhelming. Thank you from my heart, everybody…❤️
      Yes, though we are coughing and feeling extremely tired we are much better now. All the very best to all of you and thank you again. Due to my bad English it is hard to express my feelings. To know that there are wellwishers living at places which I don‘ t know where it is, opens my heart widely. Vergelts Gott (this is Bavarian) 🙏

      2 years ago
      1. Y
        Yram

        I love how this international community supports each other. We are friends and have the qualities of compassion, listening, and caring. May you both experience a quick and full recovery.

        2 years ago
    3. Laura

      I hope you and your daughter are feeling better, Hermann-Josef.
      Your responses often give me something new to think about. Thank you.

      2 years ago
    4. sparrow

      I ;hope that you and your daughter continue to heal,
      dear Hermann-Josef…
      be well
      with love…
      sparrow

      2 years ago
    5. Mary Pat

      May you feel better soon, and your daughter as well. May you be safe and healthy, and have no lasting effects. May you and your daughter be extra kind to yourselves during this difficult time.
      I was diagnosed last October with Covid, the Delta variant, and just now I am feeling like it is finally out of my system. May your illness be gone quicker than that…may all be well and may you both be surrounded and held by love.

      2 years ago
    6. Michele

      I wish you and your daughter a speedy recovery.

      2 years ago
    7. sunnypatti48317

      I hope you and your daughter are feeling better.

      2 years ago
    8. Christine

      Dear Hermann-Josef, I do hope you and your daughter feel better now. Gute besserung 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋

      2 years ago

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