I am a real friend.

So many things fill up my days. I run errands, work, and interact with many people. Yet, regardless of how busy my life is, I know that I am a real friend.

A real friend has a lot of qualities. I know when to listen. I recognize when it’s the right time to offer support, guidance, or honesty.

I uplift my friends when I see that they are down. And if I believe I have knowledge that would help a friend in a given situation, I share it.

A real friend tells you when you’re not living up to your potential. As a real friend I have a responsibility to be honest with my friends when they are playing small. I know the world needs what they have to offer, so I challenge them to offer nothing less. I don’t let my friends stay basic while thinking they’re lit.

I am open and authentic in my communications, which strengthens our bond and helps prevent misunderstandings.

I take an interest in what my friends are doing. As a real friend, I pay attention and make myself available if they need me. I let them know the best ways to reach me because being a good friend is important to me.

However, my friends aren’t the only ones who benefit from my efforts. Taking the time to be a real friend brings me pride, joy, and many other rewards as well.

Today, I vow to be the best friend I can be. To this end, I list all the ways that I am a real friend and focus my efforts on being the best friend anyone could have.

Questions for Reflection:

  1. Am I a real friend?
  2. How do I show real friendship to my friends?
  3. What can I do to become a better friend?

Allegra Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.

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