How To Be A Good Friend?

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To truly have good friends, we must strive to be a good friend ourselves. It’s easy to get caught up in our own wants and needs, but being selfless is what sets apart true friendships. We need to make an effort to treat others with love, kindness, and respect – the way we would want to be treated. This means keeping our promises, being friendly even when it’s inconvenient, lending a helping hand whenever possible, offering words of encouragement when needed most and finding humor in all situations.

Above all else, having faith in God can help us become better people and better friends as we learn to put others before ourselves. Remember that being a good friend isn’t just about receiving; it’s also about giving back and bringing joy into each other’s lives! ~ Bill Greguska.

Psalm 41:9-11  Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me. But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up, that I may repay them. I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.






How To Be A Good Friend!


  • People Will Forget What You Said.

  • People Will Forget What You Did.

  • But People Will Remember How You Made Them Feel!


Learn How To Treasure Your Friends More!

How To Be A Good Friend?

And remember to treat others like you would want them to treat you!

To have a good friend, you need to be a good friend! A good friend is a treasure! Think about it; being a good friend takes a lot of effort. There is a balance between reaching out to your friend’s needs and making them a priority in your life while ensuring your needs are met to some extent. If you have a good friend, consider yourself fortunate.

Determine if you are as good a friend to others as you want them to be to you. Remember that friends come in and out of your life, but real friends can leave lasting footprints on your heart.

People generally need to put a higher value on how to be a good friend. You’ll find some ideas on being. A good friend to others on this page. Do you want to be a good friend? It is a situation of giving and taking, yet there ought to be no one keeping a record.





10 Ways To Encourage Others To Like You!

1. Be yourself, don’t be fake.

2. Notice and even copy their good ways.

3. Be honest and sincere.

4. Watch your mood, don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.

5. Make friends with their friends.

6. Be transparent, friendly, and a good listener.

7. Be helpful as often as you can.

8. Be complimentary but also real.

9. Be interested in their life, not only talking about yourself.

10. Do not push your faith on them, but be alert for appropriate moments to tell them about your faith in God.



Singing About How To Be A Good Friend!


Being A Good Friend Is:

Being a good friend is not just about being popular or having people around you. It’s about being selfless and caring for others, treating them with love, kindness, and respect. We all have flaws and tendencies to be selfish at times; however, true friendships require us to put aside those negative traits and focus on the positive ones.

A good friend keeps their word, offers support when needed, makes time for their friends even when it’s inconvenient for them, listens actively without judgment or interruption and shows appreciation often. They can bring laughter into any situation while still taking things seriously when necessary because they understand that life isn’t always easy. And above all else, they acknowledge God in their lives as a way of showing gratitude for the blessings He gives us every day. So let us strive to be better friends by practicing these simple yet powerful characteristics consistently – we are sure to build strong relationships that last a lifetime!



Are You A Good Friend?

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Remember To Do On To Others!

There are different levels of friendship, just like there are varying levels of love. It starts at a level of acquaintances, which leads to a company, turning into a close friendship or even best friends. The word friend is tossed around very quickly, yet real friends are hard to come by and are precious. The amount of time a person knows the other person affects friendship quality.

Two Questions To Get You Thinking

  1. Who do you feel a need to connect with more profoundly?
  2. Who have you been avoiding because you feel conflict with recently?




Lessons I’ve Learned About Friendships

I learned that to have good friends, I need to be a good friend to others. That may or may not sound like a tricky proposition, but it’s the only way to have good friends. I’ve learned that I need to put the needs of others ahead of my own needs. The person cannot only be concerned about what they want; they need to be concerned about what others need in their lives.

The next time someone you consider a friend wants to do something, try to consider their need more important than your own if you want to be a good friend to them. This doesn’t mean you need to be a doormat and let people walk all over you, but it does mean to start to practice compassion, understanding, empathy, and kindness more than you have been. You will notice the benefit of doing this and discover greater, deeper, and stronger friendships than you have ever experienced.

In addition to this simple act of friendship, keep in mind to always respect, appreciate, sure to be trustworthy, genuinely concerned, and try to be cheerful, and let your friends know how much you care about them by reaching out to them and many different ways, such as lending an ear to them when they need to talk, encouraging them and being there for them during their difficulties when they need you, helping them with material things they need, sharing time with them when things are going both good or not so good, and keep in mind to simply care for them as though you would want them to care for you.   ~ Bill Greguska





Proverbs 18:24  A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

1. Be With Those Who Help You Be You.

You are wired the way you are for a reason — to make this world better and bring God glory with your unique gifts. Surround yourself with people who want to nurture that person.

2. Be With Those Who Believe In Your Dreams.

We need cheerleaders on our journey. We need people who will see the best in us. We need friends who will help us stand up when we fall — because they believe in our dreams as much as we do.

3. Be With Those Who Make You Better, Not Bitter.

There’s enough negativity in the world; try not to insulate yourself with people who see the worst in everything. Negativity is contagious, but so is positivity. Find positive people, and be one of those people.

4. Be With Those Who Aren’t Afraid To Hold You Accountable.

Often, the people who believe in you the most — the ones “who help you be you” — are those who aren’t afraid to speak the truth when it needs to be spoken. Keep those friends especially close.

And lastly, it’s not enough to surround yourself with these people. BE one of those friends to the people in your life.


A Special Poem To Share:

Peace with everyone!

Be a good friend by trying to live at peace with everyone as far as it depends upon you.

A poem by Albert Camus that I learned when I was very young stuck in my head for many years.

Make New Friends But Keep The Old, The New Are Silver, And The Old Are Gold.

Through experiences in my life, I realized that the people I would consider good friends to someone would have something in common with me, such as in school, basketball, baseball, work, mutual friends, etc.

The way to have a good friend is to try to be a good friend to others. ~ Bill Greguska




Excellent Tips And Questions To Get Conversations Started!

Be a good friend to everyone!

Share your friendship with everyone you meet!

  • What is your favorite sport, and why is it your favorite?
  • How could you describe yourself to someone you never met on the phone?
  • What are some of your talents (don’t be shy)?
  • What are the top five things you’d like to accomplish before you die?
  • Talk about a very lovely birthday you once had, and why was it so happy?
  • How would you describe the characteristics of a b person?
  • What was one of the best birthday presents you ever got?
  • What do you like most to do in your spare time?
  • If you were given $10,000, how would you do with it?
  • If you could be a professional in anything, what would it be, and why?


Start Getting People To Talk About Themselves!

Pray for your friends!

A good friend would pray for you or help you in any way.

  • Is there anything that parents owe their children?
  • Is there anything children owe their parents?
  • How do you keep your temper under control?
  • When are times that you tend to feel lonely, and why?
  • List two main qualities that you look for most in a friend?
  • Is there anything you don’t like that much about yourself?
  • What would you do differently in your life if you could?
  • If you were taking a trip around the world, what five people would you take with you, and why?






Be An Active Listener As Well As A Polite Talker!

Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.

I encourage you to contact an old friend you have not spoken to!

  • When you daydream, what do you usually daydream about?
  • Do you think you have a good sense of humor, and why do you say that?
  • If you were told you have only one week to live, how would you spend the week?
  • What kind of movies do you like to watch and why?
  • If you got lost in the woods and suddenly got dark, what would you do?
  • Talk about some of the best things you like about going to movies?
  • What is your definition of a happy marriage?
  • What are your two most favorite types of pets, and why?
  • If you could have anything in the world for your birthday, what would you want?
  • What five things are most important to you in your life?





Some Specific Scriptures to To Encourage You: 

Proverbs 18:24 ESV 

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

John 15:13 ESV 

Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV 

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:9 ESV 

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV 

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

John 15:12 ESV

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Proverbs 16:2 or 

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV 

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Proverbs 22:11 ESV 

He who loves purity of heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king as his friend.

Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV 

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 12:26 ESV 

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Matthew 18:15 ESV 

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV 

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

John 15:14 ESV 

You are my friends if you do what I command you.




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