Friday, April 1, 2011

The ABC's of a Good Friend...A

I'd like to thank Arlee Bird for organizing the A-Z Challenge!  This is my first time to do it...I have chosen a topic for the entire month.  Since I write for younger children and we are doing the ABC's I thought I would do The ABC's of A Good Friend and throw in a few random pictures. (Because I have a little bit of a photo addiction.  My Brilliant Husband will often take the camera away from me and tell to enjoy the moment.  LOL, I need the camera in my hand to enjoy the moment!)

(My Brilliant Husband encouraged me to touch one of these lovely creatures in Costa Rica!)

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I believe one of the best ways to be a good friend whether you are near or far (or in blogland) is to be attentive and appreciative of your friends.  If you notice one of your bloggy or regular friends has gone quiet, check on them...It's worth the energy...That's what a friend does.  When someone does something for you show them you appreciate it.  I think we often forget how lovely it is to sit with a pen and paper and write a note to someone.  You never know, it might mean the world to them.    The best way to have attentive and appreciative friends is to be one....

Can you think of any other qualities you'd like in a friend that start with A?

42 comments:

  1. Not one word, but Always There comes to mind.

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  2. Not one word, either, but a sense of the absurd -- quite necessary. LOL.

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  3. Adventurous - someone who is willing to "play" by hiking, skiing, or taking a long walk. I guess this isn't a necessary quality in a good friend, but I think having an adventurous mindset is great.

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  4. Ally. In everything.

    I think that ABCs of good friends is a nice way of framing the content for the challenge. Sometimes people start reaching for topics at the end, and you'll have your framework to fall back on.

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  5. Ugh! That one is hard! Umm ... appreciative? Nah ... okay, here goes.

    Attentive
    Animated
    Ambitious

    Just to name a few. ;-)

    ~JD

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  6. Awesome. Awe-inspiring. Addicted (to chocolate!). Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...
    :)

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  7. Addled is pretty normal around these parts!

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  8. Hey! First of the A to Z posts. What a way to kick if off, Sharon.

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  9. Hi Sharon,
    Good grief, according to my blog roll, a lot of you are doing the 'A to Z challenge'. Wishing you and all those doing it, loads of fun.
    Now then, I have already learnt the alphabet :)
    Thank you my 'amiable' friend and have a lovely weekend.
    In kindness, Gary.

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  10. Great post! I love your theme for the challenge too!

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  11. ooh I love that lizard??. He would make a good back scratcher! :) I'm so glad you're doing A-Z as well XX

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  12. Amazing!!! Absolutley astounding!! Yay!! Oooh the challenge has well and truly begun!!!

    And Yay for touching that lizard - it looks so cute!! Enjoy your camera moments!!!!

    Take care
    x

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  13. Great way to start the challenge. I'm posting mine later tonight and haven't even thought about it... Love this post.

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  14. Hi Sharon .. hey - you haven't got a spare "A" have you? .. it's still the 31st here .. I'm a-waiting til tomorrow a.m. ...

    but I could do "L" for Limeburners couldn't I? - seeing as mine will be the ABCs of the British countryside.

    I love this .. brilliant thought for an "A"
    A* .. I reckon .. cheers Hilary

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  15. Love that photo!

    Great theme - Adorable in fact! :)

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  16. Awesomeness is a good friend word that starts with A. Love the pics!

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  17. What a lovely theme for the A-Z Challenge. Well done. I think you have covered the best A words for friends.

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  18. I love your A's! I'd like to be a friend that can help ANALYZE a problem, to help a friend see a way out. I told someone once that I like to facilitate people. She said, "I can see that about you." :)

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  19. Astute! You certainly are a great blog friend and do all the things you've mentioned. :o) You have an uncanny (& astute) way of knowing when I need an email check in. Thanks for practicing what you preach--you truly are a great blog friend!

    Hugs! Have a great weekend and good luck with the A to Z!

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  20. Attentive and appreciative - Sharon, you are both of those. Thanks for being my friend!

    Amy

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  21. A perfect theme for you, Sharon - you're an amazing and wonderful friend!

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  22. Another one for me is Authentic

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  23. I think most of the great A-words I could think of have been taken!! You have a good set of blog buddies! :)

    What a cool post, and a great picture of that lizard! I know they aren't gross or anything, but I still don't think I'd touch one. :)

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  24. hi miss sharon! i love youre doing your a-z on friendship cause youre the most best friend in the whole world! wow theres so much cool A words and for sure youre all of them. im adding available cause youre always there for people and your always there for me.
    ...big hugs from lenny

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  25. This is a great post Sharon! I totally agree. I think it's important to be attentive to our friends. Writing is a difficult business. It's nice to know there is someone supporting us. =D

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  26. I'd add affection but maybe that's a given:-)

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  27. Hi Sharon! What a sweet theme for A-Z April :) I can't think of any other "a" words that haven't been mentioned above, sadly. But I am definitely appreciative that you came to my blog and said hi :)

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  28. Sharon, this is a great topic and very important words for friendships. Looking forward to seeing your posts for the coming month.

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  29. Lovely post, Sharon. But from you, I've come to expect nothing less.

    My A for a friend?

    Alohilani.

    It's a Hawaiian name that means "brightness of Heaven." I think that's the light we see in our closest friends. It's a beautiful thing to behold.

    See you 'round the alphabet.

    Best,
    Joe Richardson

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  30. How about Admirable?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting...I have my A-Z post up now if you still want to check it out!

    Smiles, Melissa

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  31. Adorable :) just like your idea! Keep on writing!

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  32. I like your post Sharon...

    I think friends should be affectionate.

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  33. "Affirmative" maybe? No one needs negativity in a friendship.

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  34. Hello Sharon

    Many thanks for your comment on my blog. Great to make your acquaintance.

    I think as a friend - I would ALWAYS be there for my friends, as they are for me.

    Look forward to following you in the challenge in your blogs and writing

    warm wishes
    Debbie
    x

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  35. This was a great blog. If you are attentive I'm sure your friends appreciate you.

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  36. Awareness of the things around them as well as themselves. I know that sometimes I enter my own little world and then am not as an aware friend as I'd like to be. Having social media links helps a lot especially with the friends I see face to face.

    Great topic, look forward to more.

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  37. The ABC's of frienship. What a wonderful subject to blog about. I think you are AWESOME!

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  38. An "A" word to describe a friend? Alliteration - always attractive! Great post! Cheers!

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