My friends make my life more joyful and meaningful. They are more valuable than money or expensive possessions.
I show my friends how much I care with my words and actions.
I listen closely. I take an interest in their lives. I pay attention to their daily updates and major milestones. I celebrate their victories and comfort them when they are struggling.
I plan fun outings and activities. I suggest road trips and plan birthday parties.
I give surprise presents. I send cards for obscure holidays and buy novelty gifts at roadside museums and state fairs.
I resolve conflicts respectfully. I try to view situations from different perspectives. I communicate tactfully and directly. I search for common ground and mutually satisfying compromises.
I reveal my thoughts and feelings. I share my authentic self. I engage in deep discussions about sensitive subjects. I tell my friends the truth even when it makes me feel uncomfortable. I experience being known and accepted for who I am.
I enjoy give and take. My friendships are mutually supportive.
I stay in touch. I show up for weekly brunches and coffee dates even when I start a new romance. I stand by my friends when they are going through difficult times. I find ways to stay close when long distances and busy schedules get in the way.
Today, I cherish my friends. They make me smile and help me to maximize my potential. I let them know how much I love and appreciate them.
- What is one favor I can do for a friend?
- What qualities do I value in a friend?
- How can I maintain my friendships during social distancing?