Friday, October 15, 2021

What Makes A Good Friend? - Actions Speak Louder Than Words!


Talk Is Cheap

Did you ever see the movie My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn?  Do you remember the song she sang to professor Higgins, "words, words all I hear are words"...
What was she wanting?  She wanted him to take action and show her how he felt about her and she hoped he felt the same way about her that she felt about him.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In other words, she wanted action!  When she didn't get it what did she do?  Packed up her bags and left!  Did she find what she was looking for out there in the cold world?  Nope!  In the end, she came back to the place that she called "home" and to be by his side just as before.  We were left to fill in the blanks about what happened next.  But, I imagined that they became good friends and that she eventually found a younger man to marry and lived happily ever after.  The end!

What Makes A Good Friend?

So that leads me into my story for today.  What makes a good friend?  That's what we are going to talk about in this week's podcast here at Markets of Sunshine.  Hi, I'm your host Marsha.  Welcome Back!

I've discovered something interesting in my #52weeksnailmailchallenge and #52weekpoemchallenge that I started a few weeks ago.  You want to know what I discovered.  That people want to take action and nurture the friendships that they have but they don't know how to do it.  And, even if they are given the steps and reasons why they should they still won't take the action and put forth the effort it takes to be a good friend to keep a good friend.  

So, I did some research and found an excellent article that I think all of you will benefit from.  All of the information is taken from an ancient book of wisdom.  If you apply the advice you are guaranteed that you will become a good friend so that you can then keep a good friend.  That is a gift worth working to gain.  Wouldn't you agree?

Here are 7 key elements about building a meaningful friendship that I think you will find helpful both to yourself and for the friends you currently have and will gain in the future by applying this advice.

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