The Workshop: Friends

10:00 AM

I've been reading a lot of self-help books lately. I enjoy reading those things because they teach me something valuable after reading it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment not just by finishing the book, but also getting something out of it.

One of the things that has struck me from the current book I'm reading, called Everygirl's Guide to Life by Maria Menounos, is about friends. Its a great read because its full of advice from someone who has been through a lot. I like reading the book because I can relate to a lot of them.

I value my friends as if they are family, I expect a lot from them because I am willing to do the same if not more for them. Friends to me have become my support system, my inspiration, my number one fan, my friends are just the best. I have great friends, but once in a while, I get friends that give me nothing but trouble. Maria calls them you "vampire friends." They are vampire friends because the suck out the good in you.

We all have friends like this, the ones that always bring our ideas down, the ones that always make you feel inferior and small. Let me tell you this, you don't need "friends" like this. These are the type of people that are so insecure about themselves that they need to put people down for them to feel better about themselves. The best thing about friends is that you can pick the good one and leave the bad ones. Friends are supposed to tell you what you did wrong, but also help build you back up when you feel that life has pull you down.

As a friend, you also need to be careful with the things you say and do to your friend. Just think about it this way, if you wouldn't want that thing to be done to you, then don't do it to other people. It's a constant self-check, but it worth doing for the people you cherish the most. There is a fine line with telling your friends what you thought was a fault on their part and insulting them. We need to Be careful with the words you let come out of your mouth. Sometimes words are sharper than knives; and, you never know how much hurt you can cause a person. As a friend, you also want to keep an open mind. Communication is key in a relationship, even in friendship

'Til our next adventure,

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