“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner
Friendship is so important in all seasons of your life. The bond you share with people builds a community that keeps you joyful, grounded and fulfilled. It’s very important to have great friends but I think it’s more important to be a great friend.
I have a lot of close friends and I try really hard to understand, be there and connect with each of them. Sometimes we tend to believe we have to do big things to impress our friends but that’s far from the truth. The little things matter so much because the create the sum of the relationship.
I have a friend Nikki who is a perfect example of doing little things.
She’s constantly in my face inviting me everywhere. She FaceTimes me often and she’s so concerned about my life. She’s there for the little things. Whether it’s sitting in silence after work together. Or eating our hearts out. She’s always there and I love her more everyday for that.
Little Things You Can Do In Your Friendship:
- Call or Text: Check on Your Friends. It does not have to be everyday but do so often or anytime you think of them.
- Be A Part Of Their Goals: You don’t necessarily have to give financially to be there for your friend. Share their business or craft with others who might be interested. Give them constructive feedback on how to be better. Volunteer to help them at their events or organization when you can. Encourage and pray for them.
- Just Listen: You don’t have to give your opinions every time. Study your friend and know when they need you to just listen.
- Cook For Or With Them: We learn by experience. If your friend wants to try out a new recipe or cook for you, say yes. Even if you don’t like the food. The experience and moments you share will increase your bond.
You don’t have to do big things to be a great friend. You just need to be that listen ear, the one that follows up and checks on your friend. The one that tries new things with a friend because it’s what thy like. The one that forgives and pursues relentlessly.
Be that friend. Be the friend that does not overlook the little things.
I hope you found this blog insightful and I hope you incorporate these tips to your daily life. What little things do you do in your friendships? Thanks for reading beauties! Until next time, you can keep up with me on Instagram @iam_Deborah.