My Challenge Today:

Be a friend …

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

I believe in order to make a friend,

you have to be a friend.

~ Weili Dai

 


 

Be a friend ~ what does it mean to you to be a friend? To me, the qualities of a good friend include honesty, love, warmth, loyalty and simply someone I can just be me with and have fun. Good friends are non-judgemental; they give you unconditional love. They put you ahead of themselves. And to BE a good friend, of course we should reciprocate these qualities.

 

Having friends a a definite bonus and a plus for your Living Fit Lifestyle. I have read much about the Science of Happiness and the research indicates that a rich social life, full of friends and loyal supporters adds vitality and years to your life.  I value friendships with people that are there for me through good times AND bad. My true friends are the ones who can sense when I am feeling down; they’re the ones who reach out and say they were thinking of you, just because, and “can I get you anything?” I have great friends who, although I may not see them for a long period of time, they are still the closest people to me because our connection surpasses time ~ we can pick up where we left off like it was yesterday.