Be A Good Friend

By Dr. Archana Bharat on 02-09-2017

Friends play a most important part in most people’s lives. Friends might come and go in your life, they might make you laugh and cry, but most of all, they love you for who you are. It does not matter what a person looks like or what kind of clothes he wears, but its what’s on the inside that counts. A true friend will be there no matter what your situation is. Many of your favourite memories are likely to include times you have spent with friends.
Be there for your friends when they need you, not when you need something from them. Good friends do not call up people only to request a favour. Don’t wait for friends to call you. Make an effort to keep in touch with them. Everyone is busy, but if you want to maintain good friendships, you should be proactive about communications and respond to them in a timely manner. Never be part of the gossip train. If you talk about your friends negatively behind their back, it is one of the worst things you can do. Be happy at your friends' successes and celebrate with them. Always be gracious and supportive and go out of your way to help your friend. It is truly said – “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. A simple gesture such as a hug or a smile can show your friends that they are not alone and that you are there for them.
A good friend is someone you can trust and who won’t judge you, someone who won’t put you down or deliberately hurt your feelings, but will show kindness and respect, someone whose company you enjoy and whose loyalty you can depend upon.
A friend will laugh when you laugh, cry when you cry and stick around when things get rough. They will make you smile and accept you for who you are and just lend you an ear when you need to confide or complain. Caring and sharing is what true friendship is all about. Being a good friend and having a group of close friends surrounding you can surely increase your happiness. 

About The Author

Dr. Archana Bharat

Archana Bharat MA, MPhil, PhD (University Gold Medalist) is an avid reader and writer, who is greatly influenced by the philosophy of Sant Kabir. Together with her husband Shri Bharat Bhushan she is contributing greatly to Noida unit of Kabir Peace Mission.