I practice being friendly toward everyone I know. People feel accepted and loved by me because I universally embrace them with warmth. Although I associate with many people, I put a lot of consideration into who I allow to get close.
The individuals I call my friends are people I can trust. They live their lives with integrity. My friends have standards and moral beliefs similar to my own. I do not expect perfection from my friends, but rather a sincere effort to live according to what they feel is right.
I choose my friends based on intangible qualities about their character that draw me to them. A person’s character says much more about them than their outward appearance.
I use caution when associating myself with others because of what those affiliations say about me.
I may associate with all types of people, but I only open my heart to those with similar values as my own.
I choose my friends wisely because they have more influence over me than I realize. Using discretion when choosing my friendships prevents me from turning my back my values. I trust that my friends are influencing me for the better.
Keeping a distant relationship with people I view as negative influences is easy for me. I am free from the pressure to become close with someone just to be polite.
Today, I choose to respect myself enough to raise the bar on my friendships. I draw closer to the positive people in my life and put distance between myself and negative influences.
- What does my close group of friends say about me?
- Do I see myself changing for the better with the friends I have now?
- Have I chosen my friends based on qualities that matter to me?