How To Be A Good Friend!

Good Friend!

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To have good friends, one must be a good friend to others! We need to work at being good friends with others; since we all have a sinful nature, we tend to be selfish and want what we want. Keep your word, be friendly, have a good sense of humor, help others when you can, be encouraging to others, and be able to find humor in all situations. And most of all, have God the center of your life. ~ 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 Will Not Forget 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; it takes a lot of effort to be a good friend. 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. Keep in mind that friends come in and out of your life, but real friends have a way of leaving lasting footprints on your heart.

People generally do not put a high enough 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.



Singing About How To Be A Good Friend!



Are You A Good Friend?

Friends uplift the soul. Learn how to be a friend

If you have five real friends, you can consider yourself very fortunate. Learn how to be a good friend!

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 in a more profound way?
  2. Who have you been avoiding because you feel conflict with recently?




What To Look For In A friend?

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 the same people 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, if possible, 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 nice birthday you once had, and why was it so happy?
  • How would you describe the characteristics of a beautiful 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 in a while!

  • When you daydream, what do you daydream about usually?
  • 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 are five things are most important to you in your life?



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