What are friends for?by Shayne Webber, Ph.D. on 07/07/11
Freddie Myers once said, "What are friends for, if not to use them?"
I do not propose that your purpose for friendship is what someone can offer you, but friends can certainly make our lives easier. I bet most of us have gotten a job or additional business on the basis of a friends recommendation.
What I do suggest, is that if you want friends to do things for you, do things for them. This seems a simple idea, but frequently gets lost in a world of "what can you do for me" mentalities. Building a powerful network will more quickly come to fruition with a "what can I do for you" mentality.
I want more friends, as I want more friends to bless, as I want more friends to bless me when I am in need. I am thinking about myself, but I don't feel bad about it since I am doing good deeds all along the way. Plus, as I serve my friends, I feel better about who I am.
Take time each day to think about your friends and families needs and meet some of them. It takes time, but with practice will become habit and you will build a network of people who want to bless you and that is powerful.
Take care and God Bless,
Shayne Webber, Ph.D.