This is Day 14 of Say Good Things February.
Are you a good friend? My answer for you follows:
You are a good friend. You are loyal. You are trustworthy. You are reliable. You have great ideas. You keep secrets safe, yet you alert the authorities when the safety of your friend or others is at stake. You are fun. You are creative. You are compassionate. You are a good listener. You have a good sense of humor. You are forgiving. You respect personal boundaries. You are encouraging. You are resourceful. You are intelligent. You are wise. You give your opinion when asked. You are a peacemaker. You enable others to be independent. You help others who are unable to do things for themselves. You are a good teacher. You are there for others in good times and in bad.
Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.
I am a good friend. I am loyal. I am trustworthy. I am reliable. I have great ideas. I keep secrets safe, yet I alert the authorities when the safety of my friend or others is at stake. I am fun. I am creative. I am compassionate. I am a good listener. I have a good sense of humor. I am forgiving. I respect personal boundaries. I am encouraging. I am resourceful. I am intelligent. I am wise. I give my opinion when asked. I am a peacemaker. I enable others to be independent. I help others who are unable to do things for themselves. I am a good teacher. I am there for others in good times and in bad.
I discovered after I kept saying these things over and over again for days, weeks, and months, the ones I believed became true. The ones I believed and professed to myself became my reality.
Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You must believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your qualities as a good friend.
Here are three resources I used for some of these affirmations:
- AdaptiveLearnin. “Character Traits a Friend Should Have:” https://adaptivelearnin.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/five-minute-friday-character-traits-a-friend-should-have/
Ellie Bean Design. “11 Characteristics of a True Friend!” http://elliebeandesign.com/11-characteristics-of-a-true-friend/
- Friends.com. “Friendship Qualities:” http://friends.com/friendship-qualities
There have been many times in my life when people gave me friendship that passed all my past experiences and filled me with absolute joy.
I’ll share one of them with you. In 2007, when I was caring for Mother, I decided to have a 90th birthday party for her. My friend, Linda Andersen asked me if I would like for her to drive from Fayetteville a day early and help me with the preparations! Oh my goodness! How kind of her! I had never had anyone to do that for me. It was teary but joyful situation. We had a wonderful time. She helped me organize our garage so we could get our cars in it. She helped me clean. It’s amazing how much more fun doing chores and decorating is when you have a good friend by your side. Thank you, Linda Andersen. You are a good friend.
When you’re a good friend, you’ll have good friends. I hope that you have wonderful friends who surprise you with their kindness, empathy, and compassion. A good friend is a treasure. Each friend is a blessing from God sent to help you on your journey in life. I am blessed to have great friends. I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share the post with others. Please feel free to ask questions and tell me stories about the great friends in your journey here on earth in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!
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