June: Keep Your Friends Close
At the time of deciding what I wanted to write this month’s blog about, I had just had an argument (of sorts) with a friend (this was a couple months ago, June Girl Now has been in the works for a while!). Now, neither of us went about the situation in the right way and I know that I was worried about something else on that day but I learnt a very good lesson from it: keep your friends close.
Without friends, there’s no one to talk to about the latest episode of a t.v. show, or walk to class with. Without friends, we would be lost, and because of this, we have to keep our friends close. It may be hard sometimes and you may frustrate each other to no end, but when it comes down to it, friends are the ones who will be by your side and help you through thick and thin.
In saying this, issues and arguments can often happen between friends. There are a whole number of reasons that people disagree, but I find that it can often be as simple as something that has been said and its taken the wrong way. The only way to know if something has been taken the wrong way is to step back and take the time to understand the people around you.
Arguments can lead to unnecessary stress and unhappiness, but one of the best ways to avoid this is to learn about the personality of those around you, as this will often mean that clashes can be avoided. Knowing what it is that makes those around you happy or sad can often mean that you know the best way to keep things calm.
Friends know you. They know the person that you are now and the one you were yesterday. They are the ones who have been with you through it all. There may be fights and arguments, but true friends will always be there for you. Maybe you met them years ago, maybe you met them yesterday, but they will be with you for a long time.
In the words of Winnie the Pooh, good friends help you until you’re unstuck. Always remember that and make sure to keep your friends close.