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A-Z Summer Friendship List

A-Z Summer Friendship ListApologize – Say you’re sorry when you mess up.  Balance – Balance your time wisely between friends and responsibilities.  Cool – Cool down your temper by deep breathing or walking away.  Dream – Dream about how you want your friendships to be.  Encourage – Encourage someone when they are feeling down or afraid.  Feel – Feel your emotions instead of stuffing them inside.  Give – Give of yourself. someone who could use help.  Humble – Be humble when you are complimented on an accomplishment.  Integrate – When someone wants to join you, integrate them into your group.  Judge – Judge friendships on your own experience, not by someone’s opinion.  Kick – Kick a habit that interferes with your friendships. Laugh – Find someone who makes you laugh.Laughter = friendship magic!  Manage – Manage your commitments and do what you have promised.  Negotiate – Negotiate a compromise in a friendship disagreement.  Oppose – Oppose actions that purposely hurt another.  Praise – Praise someone’s accomplishments.  Quit – Quit a friendship that doesn’t feel good.  Relate – Find a way to relate to someone who is different than you.  Start – Start a new friendship.  Team – Team up with others to have fun.  Understand – Try to understand an opinion different than yours.  Value – Value others who make you feel good about yourself.  Wonder – Wonder about what makes a good friend.  X – X out the negative attitude. No one loves a grump.  Yield – Yield to your friends now and then to share decision-making.  Zip – Zip your lips when you feel like repeating words that hurt.

With permission from  Jane Balvanz, MSE, RPT “A Way Through”

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