Friends: people who know you well, but like you anyway. Unknown

In this 2 part post, I listed some ideas I have seen on what it takes to be a better friend. Would love to hear you ideas or suggestions to add to or improve this list

1. Always be there, even in silence.

2. Be kind and listen. Be fun and light. Be serious when needed, love extensively, and forgive always.

3. Don’t be scared to tell each other the truth no matter how difficult it may be.

4. Guide each other in times of need with your honest opinions.

5. A true friend is someone who always listens and is genuinely interested in the good and bad, and someone who calls or writes just to say hello.

6. Be loyal in confidence and character, always open and inviting to share concerns, always honest even if you disagree.

7. A true friend tries his best to cheer you up when you are upset and makes you feel special.

8. Try and improve their life though your friendship.

9. Be who you truly are be that vulnerable and provide the other person the space, safety and choice to do the same.

10. Be genuinely happy when they get, receive, or achieve something you truly desire.

11. Share the truth in your heart, without the fear of misunderstandings.

12. Be loyal and forgive but above all: love and respect.