I agree with Mary Sarton on this. Friendship may have a long-lasting value in our lives, but they can be extremely volatile sometimes. If you do not nurture a bond with the care that it deserves, it will surely cause you pain and things may just go out of your hand. Friends have an uncanny ability to understand without having to explain. But, very few people are lucky enough to get such friends in their lives. I have been more than lucky that way. I have a great set of friends here and I know all you guys out there are with me as well.
So what do you do to appreciate your friends? Say ‘Thank You’, ‘Please’ and ‘Sorry’. I don’t believe that just because you guys are friends you can bypass such basic courtesies. Ignoring these only emphasizes that you have taken your friends for granted. And that can spell disaster. Listen to your friend when both of you have a good news to share. If you keep saying your own thing, it won’t be long before you can only share it with yourself.
Compliment your friend when he or she is successful. Often we miss out on this important thing and that slowly piles up against us. A good word does a lot for everyone and when you express your appreciation, you make way for appreciation to come your way as well. So the next time your friend does well at work, send a note of appreciation.
How do you appreciate your friends? Write to me.