Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We're Celebrating International Women's Friendship Month!

September is a time to gather your girls and go have some fun! It is Women's Friendship Month! 

You have the friend that makes you laugh, the friend that gives you a shoulder to cry on, the friend with the best advice, you have all sorts of friends you can count on! Celebrate these important women in your life this month.

Take this time to let your friends know how special they are to you, just like you are to them! It can be difficult to get everyone together these days, but a lot can be said in a quick phone call or over a cup of coffee. Friends are important, so don't forget to let them know that.

Here are 25 ways to make yourself a keeper:
25 Ways to Make Yourself a Keeper
  1. If you make a promise, live up to that promise.
  2. Be punctual, dependable, and reliable.
  3. Show up when she needs you.
  4. Be yourself. Who else can you be?
  5. Accept that you are human and make mistakes. Apologize if you have  said or done something wrong.
  6. Accept that she is human and may make mistakes. Offer forgiveness.
  7. Try not to moan too much.
  8. Don’t be guilty of giving out too much information (TMIabout yourself too soon.
  9. Be loyal and trustworthy. Resist the urge to gossip or spread rumors about your friend.
  10. Be a good listener, tune in to what your friend is saying, and try not to interrupt.
  11. Let your friend know you are interested in her and make sure everything isn’t about you.
  12. Give her enough space so she doesn’t feel boxed in.
  13. Accept that you won’t always be on the same page because you are two different people.
  14. Be willing to make sacrifices and compromise.
  15. Be a comfort blanket but don’t smother her.
  16. Remember if she detests olives in her salad or anchovies on her pizza.
  17. Resist saying “I told you so” even if you did.
  18. If she has three sick kids, offer to help out.
  19. Don’t sleep with her boyfriend or be overly flirtatious with her husband.
  20. Share her successes and find ways to celebrate them.
  21. Don’t brag too much when she’s feeling down.
  22. Don’t let too much time elapse between get-togethers.
  23. Don’t be shy about letting her know when her behavior is endangering her health or is likely to have other adverse consequences.
  24. Don’t harp and constantly remind her of her bad habits.
  25. Let her know how much you value her friendship. 

This month is your excuse to make time in your busy schedule to hang out with your BFFs.

What are your favorite things to do with your friends? Any creative ideas?

Source: www.thefriendshipblog.com

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