Saturday, April 16, 2011

The ABC's of A Good Friend... "N"

(Nothing says Nice like a friend bringing you a bouquet of fresh flowers!)

It's day 14 of Arlee Bird's A-Z Challenge! Since I write for younger children and we're doing the ABC's, I thought I'd do The ABC's of A Good Friend (and throw in a few random pictures, because I have a bit of a camera habit).

I know the word "nice" is over used, but I adore the word.  It's a warm word.  If I describe someone as nice it's a compliment.  It means they do kind things, they are never offensive, they are the kind of people I like to hang out with.  When I die I hope that people will say she was a nice person and she wrote lovely stories.  I think that's what I am aiming for in life... 
Do you want your friends to call you "nice?"
Do you have a friend who notices the little details about you that no one else notices?  Perhaps they notice when your house isn't as tidy as normal and it makes them realize you might need someone to talk to.  Perhaps they notice you aren't going to the gym anymore and they stop by your house to see what's wrong.  Or perhaps you stop blogging or facebooking or returning emails and they get worried about you and call you.  Having a friend who notices when something is wrong is a sign that they are a real friend.
I hope you have friends that notice when you really need them.
I kind of struggled with the letter "N."
Can you help me think of any other qualities, in a friend, that start with "n?"
Have an awesome weekend!!!!


  1. The best I could come up with are "neat, natural and neighbourly"!

    Take care

  2. That was good! My N friends are mostly Nutty!

  3. I think "notice" is great. Sometimes it can be hard to be with someone who never notices when something is wrong or never picks up on any bit of subtext. Everyone needs someone in their life to call them out sometimes :)

  4. Oh, Craig got a good one - nurturing. That is probably my #1 requirement in a friend.

  5. Nice and notice are good ones, Sharon. I also like Craig's suggestion of nurturing. How about necessary? We certainly all need friends!

  6. hi miss sharon! for sure i like that nice word and notice is just a real good thing in a friend. im with craig on nurturing cause some times you could just need that from your friends or they could need it from you.
    ...big hugs from lenny

  7. Nice is one of my favorite words because I think it is overused but underrated. :-)

  8. True words for friends. How about, Needed, Non-judgmental, Normal...

  9. How about new? It is nice to make a new friend. Seems so much harder as we grow older. I like nice new friends!

  10. "nice" post. I agree with Micheal Di Gesu about non judgemental.
    Have a great weekend and if you get a chance come visit me @

  11. Craig's addition of "Nurturing" is a good word to describe friends.

    I would like to add "Noble" to this list because I've been lucky to have one or two of those types of friends during my lifetime.

    The Madlab Post

  12. Oh yes, a friend who notices..yes indeed. I like Nicole's addition of noble too.

  13. I have some very nifty friends who happen to be nice, as well. One of 'em wrote this neat post. Good job!

    ~ Yaya

  14. Having a friend who notices how we're doing is key.

    I can't tell you struggled with this one.

    An n word to avoid in a friend? Narcissists.

  15. Nice is important. It's underrated.

  16. The blog is very good!

  17. Hi Sharon .. these old fashioned words are wonderful - so descriptive, simple and applicable ... good word for children to use.

    Love the comments! Cheers to a nice lady!!

    I mean it .. enjoy the week .. Hilary