A lways be honest. Would you want THEM to lie to you?
B e there when they need you … Or you may wind up alone.
C heer them on. We all need encouragement now and then.
D on’t look for their faults … Even if you think you have none.
E ncourage their dreams. What would we be without them?
F orgive them. You just MAY do something wrong sometime.
G et together often. Misery loves company, so does joy.
H ave faith in them. The human animal is remarkable.
I nclude them. You may need to be included sometime.
J ust be there when they need you.
K now when they need a hug. Couldn’t you use one too?
L ove them unconditionally. That is the ONLY condition.
M ake them feel special … Because aren’t we ALL special?
N ever forget them. Who wants to feel forgotten?
O ffer to help and know when "No thanks" is just politeness.
P raise them honestly and openly.
Q uietly disagree. Noisy "NO’s" make enemies.
R eally listen. A friendly ear is a soothing balm.
S ay you’re sorry. Don’t let them assume it.
T alk frequently. Communication is important.
U se good judgment.
V erbalize your feelings!
W ish them luck … hopefully good!
X -amine your motives before you "help" out.
Y our words count. Use them wisely.
Z ip your lips when told a secret.
By following these ABC’s as often as you are able,
you SHOULD live a LONG and "friend-filled" life