My friends are some of the most important people in my life. I respect them, admire their skills, and appreciate their support. I am humbled to know they feel the same about me.
I intentionally choose like-minded people to be my friends. I like relating to others who think and believe similarly to me. It makes us more compatible and adds texture to the advice we give each other. Because we have similar frames of reference, I know I can go to my friends and receive sound advice.
I think highly of the advice I get from my friends because I know they understand me. They give consideration to my beliefs as they help guide my decisions.
I choose friends who see the importance of being kind to others. I choose to spend time with those who also want to be a positive influence in their communities. My friends have the same view and we enjoy volunteering together.
I avoid putting my friends in situations where they have to choose sides. We are respectful of our individual points of view and decisions.
Having like-minded friends makes it easy to resolve personal challenges. I can trust my friends to be honest with me and I know they have my best interests at heart.
Today, I commit to treating my friends like family. I am aware that I am lucky to have friends that I can rely on. I promise to be the same kind of friend to them.
Questions for Self-Reflection:
- Why is it difficult to point out when one of my friends is making a bad decision?
- Have there been times when I was unable to resolve a disagreement with a friend?
- When do I usually rely on the advice of my friends?