Do you have a special place that makes you feel especially peaceful?
Or passionate and creative? This is my spot...
Today is day 16 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).
Wow, there are a lot of words that start with "P" that describe qualities I would like in my friends! It's important that they have a positive attitude. I don't always have one and sometimes I need someone to help remind me to see the brighter side of things. Being patient is another great quality in a friend. Have you ever been somewhere and your friend gets in a huff because they have to wait for something. Give me a break! Life's too short to get excited about that kind of stuff. On that same note, I do like people that are punctual....you should at least try to be on time. I know stuff happens and it's no big deal when it does, but be polite and give your friends a call if you are running late. I'm all about being polite. In public or in private I believe in having good manners...and yes, I say excuse me when I burp even if no one is in the room. Have you ever had a friend that had a peaceful demeanor? Calmness just oozed out of them...I think that's a wonderful quality too. I love a good time, but there is something to be said about having a friend that you can just hang out with and have no pressure to have meaningful conversation or to be "on." I also like to have friends that are passionate about their beliefs....If they are passionate about their beliefs they are going to be passionate about their friendship, which means they won't let you down. Whether you like quiet friends or rowdy friends, friends that persevere through good times and bad are the best!
Do you have a friend you want to give a shout out to? They may never see this post, but it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy for saying how much you appreciate them in public.