Less talking, more listening. Sometimes all a friend needs is an ear. Friends can’t always fix things, but for a friend in need, a good listener is all you really need to be.
Honesty is the best policy. When it comes to your opinion, or if your bestie has a large piece of lettuce covering their tooth, tell them!
Put on your clown nose. My crew knows all about the clown nose. It wasn’t a friend accessory we busted out as teens. Life was easy breezy then. As we grew up and shit got heavy, you know, grown up problems, that was when the clown nose became a popular item. Friends can’t make the realities of life disappear completely, but a good friend with a sense of humor and the ability to make you laugh can be quite handy in times of trouble.
Puff puff give. Share the wealth. That is what friends are for.
Be there in a jam. I personally am the world’s worst card sending, gift giver and, pre-Faceook, I never remembered birthdays. I make up for my downfalls by being there whenever a pal is in a pinch. Sometimes ya just need to “drop everything” to help a friend in need.
Be a vault. If a friend shares a secret with you, take it to your grave. And if you happen to see something or hear something? You actually never saw or heard it. Get it?
Call ’em out. If your friend is acting like a butthole, tell them they are acting like a butthole. You two will have some major issues if you let shit fester. And it goes both ways. Be open to hearing what they have to say about you when you’re a butthole. Fight it out and move on.
Share your shit. A cool perk to having nest friends? You have more than one wardrobe! Share what you got, girl, and make sure your friends look and feel hot as hell!
Ra Ra Shishgoomba! Be your friends’ biggest supporter, biggest fan, and biggest cheer leader! Inspire, motivate, and encourage them and make sure they do the same for you. What the hell is the point of friendship without this cool ass shit?!
Welcome to the family. Treat your friends as if they are your sisters. No in between.
Call and catch up. I am a professional friend stalker. I know we are all busy, but I just feel the need to reach out, catch up and see how my friends are doing.
Help find the bright side of things. It’s easy to find all the things going wrong in life and all of the annoyances, sometimes friends need a little boost in a positive direction. I have a couple good friends who always helps me out of my slumps when I accidentally get stuck in one.
Support your amigos. In good times and bad.
Make plans and stick to them. It’s hard to see friends all the time, but when possible, make plans and commit. You’ll be happy you did…life is too short to not see your buddies.
Send them positive energy. I often think of my friends and family while practicing yoga and I try to send them positive vibes. If you’re more into praying, you can do that too. Who doesn’t love a little good energy coming their way?
Love it. Live it. Share it.