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How to be a Great Friend This Year

Wed, Oct. 25, 2017 Posted: 02:27 AM


Friends play such a huge role in our lives, and we have to do as much as possible to be there for them. These people provide an anchor for us away from our families, and they can lend an ear or help us out in times of trouble. Everybody needs friends, and it’s important to be there for your friends as much as possible.

However, with life as it is these days, it can be difficult to actually make enough time to hang out with our friends properly. But, we all know how important it is to be great friends and to be there for the people we care about. Now, there is a lot to consider when you think about how to be a great friend this year, and you must follow some of our advice to help you with this.

Make Time for a Proper Catch-Up

You need to do as much as possible to make time for your friends. Life can be so busy these days, and there never seems to be enough time to see everyone. Be sure you make time for your friends and having a good catch up properly. If you can set aside some time in your week and pencil them in this will be a great time to catch up. Show them how much you care about them by making the time to see them.

Let Them Know They’re on Your Mind

One of the best ways of being a good friend is just letting your friend know that they are on your mind. This is something you can do without even having to be there in person to do it. Something like a birthday message, a get well card, or simply a supportive text can make all the difference. There is a lot you can do to let your friends know how much they mean to you, and this is important for showing them that you value them.

Ask for Advice

As well as giving advice, we think it’s important to take advice as well. By asking your friends for advice you will be showing that you trust them and that you value their opinions. This is something essential in any friendship. They will be more than happy to give their advice to help you make the right kind of decisions.

Don’t Judge

As Christians, many of us struggle with making judgments of others and this is something that should be avoided. Your friends are among the most important people in your life, and you need to make sure you aren’t judging them. They will often look to you for acceptance, especially if they have had to make difficult decisions in their lives. Being a good friend is about accepting and embracing your buddies in spite of their flaws.

Being a great friend is really important, and it’s something you need to work on getting better at, we all do. There are so many different elements to being a great friend, and you need to do what you can to ensure that you are as supportive and understanding as possible and that you’re being there for them at all times.

Lara Sen