Three types of friends I am thankful for.
To begin with, you must question yourself, who are the types of friends that you are always with? People with you spent most of your time with?
Do you have common dreams and aspirations in life? Why I’m saying this because if you take this or not your personal and professional life are pretty much interconnected.
No matter how much you say or try to keep them separate. It is indeed appropriate to say that true friends have their happiness, imagination, and goals mostly common. So are you surrounded with these types of friends.
Here I must quote Michelle Obama as she once said
We should always have three friends in our lives:
1. one who walks ahead,
2. who we look up to and follow;
3. one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back in and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.
This has been so true for me in my career and professional life so far.
There are friends who inspire and motivate you when you are moving through a difficult time of your life.
By this I don’t mean a shoulder to cry upon when I feel low, but rather a person who motivates me to move ahead. A person who will listen to my dreams and aspirations and would inspire me to move ahead so that i become a more productive person.
Such friend also helps you in the situation when you have an unclear thought about the future plans. She will understand your view and would make it easy for you to take a stand.
As it is said a shoe is worth only when it is a pair, so is the advice that a friend will offer you when you are in such a situation.
There are friends who share the journey with you.
The girl with whom you have been through your early days of making boyfriends and day dreaming. Who has been there with you through all your ups and downs of life?
Be it your marriage day, or having a baby, or just managing your post baby days. You might not have kept any real touch with this friend of yours, but it is never too late to bounce back to such friends.
These types of friends will remind you of the joys that be seen from the little things in life often taken granted for.
The friend who looks up to you as an inspiration.
Just as you need people or friends to inspire you, people need you as that friend to whom they can look upon as a mentor.
Do you also have these 3 types of friends in your life? Do share with me, about the people who surround you. Let,s re-evaluate the people we are with.
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