It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Chapter 2, Page 19, Book 20

Dont wait for other people to be friendly, show them how.

Steve Maraboli

February 19th - be a friend

Its not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.

Author Unknown

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


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be a friend and show that you care! The only way to have a friend is to be a friend.

Mevely317 said...

As a painfully-shy girl, I usually waited for someone else to say 'hello' (etc.) first. It doesn't happen so often anymore, but sometimes I'll make eye contact and say 'good morning'; and whaddya know? They don't respond!
But that's OK; I don't know what that person may be going through. I won't stop smiling at strangers …..and friends alike.

Chatty Crone said...

Believe it or not I am kind of shy too - I always can say hello - it is the second line of conversation I don't do so good at. Can never think of what to say. I bet you are good at it.

jack69 said...

I read: If you think some people are acting cold, be the one with a warm hug. Don’t wait.

As a friend would say, ain't that the Bee's Knees!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

So true to have a friend, one must be a friend. I find most people will say "good morning" or the like but then not really want to engage any further in conversation. But a smile always is a good thing to do too!



friends are precious for sure. my best friend and i have known each other for 40 years.