When my Best Friend is ME…

I have taken the time to talk about Friendships, how they affect our life and our path, how they can have a positive impact with support or cause setback in our Journey.

I also mentioned our own responsibility in identifying what Friendship is best for us at the present. We are the only ones who can determine this, decide on changes to be made and take action. Nobody else will do this for us allowing us to be on the right track to Happiness. Even if good Friends will help in guiding you, they can only do so much in putting you on the road to Happiness.

Having said this,
your very Best Friend will be none other than YOU!

and if there is one person you need on your side to march proudly forward on your path to Happiness, from Idea to Goal Completion, time and time again, to find your inner smile… that one person is YOU!

Are you your Best Friend?

More to come…

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4 Responses to “When my Best Friend is ME…”

  1. Sa says:

    Oh, I so agree with your comment:

    “A Friend can be a Friend even if I don’t speak with her more than twice a year… if I know that we are there for each other in good times and bad ones, that is enough… It is up to me to appreciate and have gratitude for whatever it is that this person brings to my life and what I can bring in hers. ”

    I have a friend who lives in Greece and we see each other about once in ten years, but we are close and really care for each other’s needs. We we do meet up it is a glorious reunion and we act as though we see each other every day. We are so comfortable with each other – it’s very special and precious.

    As for standards – we cannot apply our own standards to other people because each one of us is unique and different. There is good and bad in everyone, but I try to focus on the good. It stops me from judging them. It helps me to not only appreciate their own perspectives on life, but also to enjoy their presence in MY life.
    I sincerely believe that true friendship is loving unconditionally and accepting people for who they are not who we want them to be.

    • Carmen Marie says:

      That is a lovely story about your reunions in Greece. I have several such friends who have known me for ages, who I have lost comtact with for a while and recently rekindled with only to meet on occasion. We are however best friends, relying on each other when times are tough and able to share in good times with our respective families.

      And for standards, I wish my mother could hear you. As do many others, she offers a lot of herself to her friends and she expects the same type of treatment in return, only to get disappointed, upset and angry as a result. She ends up even stopping all relations when the frustration level is too high. She views it as lack of respect instead of seeing it as everyone having their own way of contributing to a friendship. She may sometimes be right, but trying to always be right, leaves her unhappy….

      If only she had internet to read TheNewHappyMe daily!!!

  2. Peter Wright says:

    A very good series of posts on friendship Carmen.

    Why do we so often take good friendships for granted, expect them to somehow survive and grow without making the effort to nurture them.

    Then we are surprised that they wither and die when the friendship is affected by some problem one or the other of us is experiencing.

    One of the great disadvantages of moving around the world as I have is that it has been very difficult and impossible in many cases, to maintain long term friendships.

    • Carmen Marie says:

      Long term Friendships are hard to find and I believe that in our fast paced world, we have high expectations of our Friendships, we demand a lot and get disappointed fast. We decide to move on when they no longer meet our so called standards.

      A Friend can be a Friend even if I don’t speak with her more than twice a year… if I know that we are there for each other in good times and bad ones, that is enough… It is up to me to appreciate and have gratitude for whatever it is that this person brings to my life and what I can bring in hers.

      These Friendships are the ones that will support me on my Path. A great reason to nurture them well!

      Thanks Peter!

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