2. Fast for them.
3. Listen but not to reply.
4. Ask questions. Get to know their story.
5. Don’t offer advice-just be there.
6. Follow up.
Nothing makes me feel loved more than when a friend remembers something I am going through and will follow-up with me on it.
7. Teach them to use their gifts.
If you notice someone is has the gift of writing and you happen to write,
then by all means teach them to write well.
8. Give them places to use their gifts and let them shine.
9. Look for the gold.
10. Ignore the dirt.
12. And quickly.
13. Speak with kindness.
14. Offer grace. And then always offer a little more.
15. Don’t be easy offended.
16. Don’t hold grudges. Let things go.
17. Don’t seek revenge. Don’t secretly be happy if something goes bad for them.
18. Celebrate with them… go all out!
Don’t hesitate to celebrate even the smallest moment in their lives.
19. Mourn with them… it’s okay if all you have to offer is tears.
21. Give hugs.
22. Be respectful.
23. Consider their feelings.
24. Put yourself in their shoes.
25. Give them some fun in their grief.
Plan a fun date for them or get a funny movie for them to laugh.
Laughter can be the best medicine, at least for the time being.
26. Laugh with them. Not at them.
27. Offer wisdom when asked for it.
Give truthful advice.
28. Don’t wait for them to ask, fill a need when you see it.
29. Cheer them on.
30. Accept them for who God made them to be.
Don’t try to make them who you want them to be.
31. Learn from them. Everyone can teach you something.
32. Say your sorry even if that means saying it first.
33. Appreciate them.
Appreciate what they can give. Even if it is a little.
34.Be real. Don’t hide behind masks, or walls.
35. Have clear boundaries.
We all have that one friend, that we love to death, but give her an inch and she will
take a mile. Leaving you feeling resentful and taken advantage of.
Because you love them, set boundaries.
36. Be devoted.
37. Be faithful.
38. Be patient with others.
39. Have fun.
40. Enjoy them.