Walk your talk today! Be compassionate, caring and supportive. You’ll do more for others by being a friend, and treating them the way you wish people would treat you. Accept them for who and what they are. You’ll get more from that, than by being the judge and jury.
If you over hear news that wasn’t meant for you, ignore it and walk away. Someone may not have intended for their traumas to be out in the public domain. Keep your business to yourself and allow them to do the same.
You don’t care much for others telling you what to do, what you need to do and what you have to give up or ignore. So what makes you think others want to hear that from you?
Govern your own life and keep your nose out of other peoples business. If someone comes to you for counsel, that’s one thing. But don’t tell them what they can or cannot do. It’s their life and you need to let them live it the way they see fit.
Always remember that you cannot learn lessons for others, no matter how much you think you know. Your experiences were meant for you to learn certain lessons and work through your own spiritual issues or rewards. They should have the same opportunity as you. Share your experience and explain what you went through and what you did to deal with it. But don’t tell them they have to do the same things you did.
Being a friend means knowing how to keep a confidence. Knowing when to be supportive and when to be quiet and show compassion. Sometimes saying nothing at all is the best thing you can do, because all that’s really needed is a hug.
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