Simple Rules to Follow in Your Relationships
The term “Family” can identify a relationship other than “blood relatives”. Family can consist of individuals that you have become acquainted with and formed a close bond and allow them into your close circle of friends.
Listed below are a few suggestions that may assist you in adding strength to those relationships.
One of the first things that you might consider is “Who is really in my corner, has my best interest at heart?” When you have resolved this question to your satisfaction, then take steps to weed out all of the negative people in your circle ofperceived friends. Close friends are those who aspire to see you succeed in yourefforts in all areas and encourage you when life cast doubts your way. They alsoaccept you for who you are naturally
Sometimes a person comes into your circle of friends for the sole purpose of using you for their own selfish gains and once you have served their purpose they move on. Well Good riddance. You are better off without them because they really did not have your best interest in mind, therefore don’t waste time thinking about them and count your blessings that they are out of your life. Some people come into your life for a reason while others come for a season. Time will tell who is who. Be observant with your perceived friends.
There is an old adage, “fool me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” When you meet someone for the first time remember to give them a chance to prove themselves to you before making any quick judgments about them.
Remember it’s what is on the inside that counts. Also remember that we are all unique individuals and we may not agree on everything. Do more listening and less talking and stay vigilant. Always trust your inner instincts.
Always treat everyone with kindness and respect because it is the right and moral thing to do. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Take the initiative in this area.
A good point to remember is to accept people as they are. It is not possible to change anyone except you’re your own self. None of us are perfect by any standard so there is no ideal personality.
If you are looking for a good friend then you must be a good friend by demonstrating the positive characteristics of friendship. Some of these characteristics include attentive listening, sincere compliments, encouragement and the like. Take the lead in this area.
Always be yourself and display your best personality at all times. No one likes or appreciates a phony, put-on personality. Besides, it is easier to be yourself naturally so you don’t have to remember who you were. Less stress (smile).
When someone does something that you perceive is offensive to you real or imagined, forgive him or her and move on. It has been proven to be a health hazard to harbor ill feelings or grudges against anyone. Besides none of us are perfect and we may have accidentally done the same to someone else.