No doubt, we all have friends but have you taken out time to reflect on what value your friends added to your life as the year gradually comes to an end? Also, did you add any positive value to the lives of your friends this year?
No matter what your response may be, in 2020, you should not just be a friend but an amazing one. Be an amazing friend who will literally do anything for his/her friends. Be a friend who will defend and stand by his/her friends, go the extra mile for them and always ready to add value to their lives to ensure they become a better version of themselves, achieve their dreams and see as someone they can always count on.
So below are some ways you can be an amazing friend in 2020.
Ensure your friends trust you
Be that friend your friends can trust with their darkest secret and scariest thoughts knowing fully well that their secret is very safe with you. You are always there for your friends; you listen to them and give them advice when necessary.
Share in the joy of their accomplishments
What makes you an amazing friend is always sharing in the joy of your friends’ accomplishments. Whether you were informed or they post their achievement on Facebook or other social media platforms, be their biggest cheerleader. Don’t just “like” their status that proudly shows their achievements but also share it on your page as well.
You tell them the truth
Be a friend who will be bold enough to tell your friends the truth when they are wrong without sugar-coating it. It may be a bitter pill to swallow sometimes for them but ensure you do in love and respect. Also, defend your friends outside no matter the situation but criticize them inside as the amazing friend that you are.
Creating time for your friends
Despite your very busy and tight schedule, you still create time for your friends even if it’s 30 minutes of your time in a day to meet up with your friends when they really need someone to talk to. They will really appreciate it knowing how busy you are. And you will be happy to be that someone.
You admit it when you’re jealous
Amazing friends actually openly admit it when they are jealous of their friends’ life instead of burning up with rage and eventually doing things that will harm their friends. This is because they have a friendship’s best interests at heart, and they know that talking things out is much better than keeping things bottled up until they eventually explode.
A friend they can count on
Be that amazing friend your friends can count on no matter what the situation may be. Whether it is in the morning or during a stressful situation in the middle of the night, they know when they call you, you will definitely be there to talk and give them a listening ear.
You are honest
You should be a friend who is totally honest with your friends. For instance, if they have bad breath or even body odour, you should be bold to tell them. But do it sensibly and with love so that they don’t feel bad. Make them understand you have their best interests at heart and you don’t want to see them embarrassed in public.
Your friends’ parents treat you like family
When you’re an amazing friend, you will find that your friend’s parents and even siblings are always happy to see you. They will treat you as one of the family members. Being on best friend terms with their parents is a sure-fire sign that you are doing something right, and that you’re adding value to your friends’ life, hence, making your their life so much better