Don’t wait for other people to be friendly, show them how.
February 19th - be a friend
It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.
Friendliness is a down to earth approach that is welcoming and positive. Being friendly feels confident and happy, with a positive take on another person. Moving forward toward the world instead of backing away from it. And it it encourages others to be less guarded and reactive with you.
Often we just give a smile or handshake or a nod and that’s plenty Maybe it’s offering a few minutes to talk or a hug or a goodnight kiss. It could even be an extra touch of warmth in an email.
It’s startling to see how friendliness is being crowded our of our most important relationships by busyness or weariness from working too hard. But bits of friendliness sprinkled here and there can be absolutely transformational in any relationship. We often forget about being friendly with those closest to us. It makes a difference.
If you think some people are acting cold, be the one with a warm hug. Don’t wait.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson