You have probably heard the saying that “friends are a dime a dozen.” The real truth is that a friend is one whose value exceeds any price. True friends are there when life is at its worst. Every person needs a circle of friends they can call on when the going gets tough. But, who makes up this circle of friends? Following is a list of the friends you need to complete your circle.
1. A Listener
There are times when you as a person just need to be heard; a time to vent and let all things bottled up inside loose. A listener friend will always listen to you no matter what. We all need sounding board, and we all need to be a sounding board at times too.
2. A Comedian
No question laughter does the heart good. And when you are sad or depressed, laughter is always the best medicine. Make sure you have a friend in your circle who will make you laugh, and bring a little levity to any situation. You might even notice that you have a lot more than one comedian in your group, and that's fantastic!
3. An Encourager
An encourager is someone who will always help you find the silver lining in those dark stormy days that sometimes is just life. They are the brightest optimist of the group. Or maybe you're the optimist and encourager of your circle?