Friendships and Loyalty

Friends on vacation

Friends on vacation

To have great friends we must try to be a great friend.
When we meet people who become our friends, often they have very different personalities from our own. We may have similar values, needs and interests but we approach life differently.
In friendships you need to be loyal to your friends and you need to learn how to compromise with their decisions and choices.
We should strive to be honest with our friends and let them know our opinions about their decisions and choices in life as we also ask them for their opinions about our own decisions and choices.
If we cannot learn to compromise with the decisions and choices they make in their lives we will not be friends with them long.
We must strive to earn their respect and loyalty by showing them our honesty and integrity. Being loyal to them and honest with them becomes the glue that bonds us together through everything life will send against us.
You gain your friends trust and respect by being honest with them and loyal to them. If you talk about them negatively behind their back, you are not being loyal or honest. Discouraging your friends from making bad choices is a sign of loyalty.
Giving them good advice about decisions they are going to make and accepting their advice about your decisions will strengthen the value of your friendship.
Hubert Humphrey said “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget”
To have great friends we must try to be a great friend.
Act towards others as you desire for them to act towards you.


About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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