Our journeys thru life are brightened by the acts of kindness & caring of the friends we make along the way.
Where would we be without the kindness of strangers – and even more the kindness and caring of Friends?!
We’re blessed with friends – thankfully! Sometimes, however, we’re not show how to show them how much they mean to us. That’s where girlfriend advice comes in handy – like this from guest blogger LIZ NELSON:
It is not always easy to show people that you love them, even your friends. We all have girlfriends we love deeply, but how can we show them how much they are loved? Well, here are five ways that you can show your girlfriends how much you love and appreciate having them in your life.
- Gifts – The easiest way to show your friends you love them is by giving them thoughtful gifts. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but a gift shows someone that you were thinking of them. If you can make it personal, perhaps referencing a trip you took together or a familiar story you like to tell, that will make the gift that much sweeter. Remember that you don’t have to have a reason to give gifts; the most wonderful gifts are received out of the blue.
- Time – Your time is valuable, and your friends know that. So, when you give them some one-on-one time, they feel very appreciated and loved. You don’t have to plan to spend the weekend or even several hours with them, but a nice lunch or even grabbing a cup of coffee somewhere special will make them feel loved.
- Listen – This is sometimes hard to do, but the number one way a woman feels loved is when someone listens to her. Don’t offer solutions; don’t think about what you are going to say. Simply listen as she speaks and let her know she is important to you.
- Remember – Birthdays, anniversaries, test days, presentation days; remembering special dates will help your friends to feel loved and listened to. Maybe you only have time to send an encouraging text. But the fact you remembered that there was something going on in their lives is the important part.
- Be There – Last but not least, just be there. If they are having a bad day, their boyfriend did something stupid, their job sucks, or they are just feeling down, be there for them. No one feels more loved than after they have been allowed to cry on someone’s shoulder. This is not the time to judge or criticize. Listen, give your time, and be a calm emotional support when they break down.
Loving someone doesn’t have to be hard, but it does take time and a certain degree of sacrifice. But all that is well worth it to have caring, loving girlfriends to support you. Invest your time in your friends and they will reward you with loyalty, love, and support.
LIZ NELSON hopes that many more people can live out that dream through reading her articles and thoughts about the good AND the bad of the online dating scene through top dating sites. Get in touch with her at liznelson17 “@” gmail.com.
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