simply friendship

Friendship is an in-depth relationship.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

WHEN U ARE TALKING TO FRIENDS

When you are talking to friends: close friend, best buddy, or social acquaintance, certain follow-up procedures are important. It doesn't really matter who the person is.
Try these pointers for a successful verbal exchange:
1. Always get the other person's name and always give your name.
2. During the conversation, use the other person's name at least once.
3. Always try to connect with the other person in some common interest or bond. This causes a feeling of rapport.
4. Look the other person in the eye. This doesn't mean stare at the other person. It means moving your eyes within a triangle formed by the width of the forehead at the apex narrowing to the mouth at the bottom of the triangle.
5. Minimize focus on yourself and keep the conversation on the other person.
6. Ask open-ended questions that can not be answered with a "yes" or "no" to keep the conversation rolling.
There are other aspects of conversation that are also universal. They are:
Smile, smile, smile, then smile some more.

Be sincere.
Be complimentary when the compliment is sincere.
Don't mumble.
Be enthusiastic and positive.

Being able to carry on a comfortable conversation with a social acquaintance is a matter of practice and following these procedures in communicating.

No matter how difficult it is for you to carry on a conversation with a social acquaintance now, remember that it does get easier with practice.

So, practice!

Friday, February 03, 2006

QUOTES ON FRIENDSHIP

""The road to a friend's house is never long." -Danish proverb

"Friends. A simple word isn't it? It's uttered everyday to almost every person imaginable. Who are your friends? I used to think that friends were the people that you could laugh and talk to. Now I know that friends aren't that, they're the people that touch ur heart. You could spend hours with them doing nothing at all and it can be the best time of your life, just becuase it was with them. They're the people you canshare your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just have fun with. They don't judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs and smiles. You're tied together by love for the other. Friendship is the strangest but greatest thing in the world. I find my time with my friends, the best times of my life. My friends are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, tears, love and my life." -Kate Tierney

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." -Muhammad Ali

POEMS FOR THE PEOPLE

Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.
Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.
Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life

Thursday, February 02, 2006

WHAT DO WE WANT FROM OUR FRIENDS


We need friends who care about the things we care about. Would you choose a friend who says nothing when he sees you going off track? One quality to consider in our search for a friend is his commitment to truth and growth. Someone who is truly concerned about us, who will influence and inspire us for the better, is a friend worth choosing?

Monday, January 30, 2006

CHOOSING FRIENDS


Choosing a friend is serious business. You become attached to them, as If you were covered with super-glue, you would be extremely careful whom you rubbed shoulders with. Friends have an indelible influence on your life.
We are to choose our friends as carefully as we'd choose a new car. We need to have a very clear idea of what we want and know what we'll be getting, before we put our money down. To choose your friends wisely, you need a set of criteria.
Our criteria depend on our goal. If we want friends to socialize with, we'll look for happening, popular people. But if we want friends to give us good advice and direction, we'll look for people with a little more depth.

WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP


Friendship
is an in-depth, relaxed relationship!Friends relate.
It is an in-depth relationship combining trust, support, communication, loyalty, understanding, empathy, and intimacy.
These are certainly aspects of life that all of us crave.
Being able to trust and relax with your friend is a big part of friendship.

Friendship is a comfy situation like home. You get home, kick off your shoes, relax and sigh, "Ahh, home."
But no one can form a friendship until he/she realizes that the basis of being friends is meeting the needs of the other person. One must be a friend to have one.
Never forget that friends relate. Relating is the basis of friendship

Saturday, January 28, 2006

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