Be Your Own
by: Sibyl McLendon
What does being a "best
friend" mean to you? I imagine that just about everyone is or has been a
best friend to someone in their lives. I encourage you to take some time and
examine what being someone's best friend really means.
Usually, a best friend is
supportive of you when you need it. If they disagree with something that you
are doing, they are honest about it without being judgmental with you. And,
they can still be supportive of you even when they are not sure that you are
A best friend loves you no
matter what. They are accepting of what you look like. They understand your
limitations, but love you anyway. If you fail at something they are there for
you, to help you pick up the pieces and try again.
A best friend never talks badly
about you. They only want the best for you!
You certainly are deserving of
all of this in your life.
Why not try being your own best
friend? Treat yourself as well as you would treat your best friend. You would
not talk badly about your best friend, so don't talk badly about or to
yourself. Would you force your best friend to do something that they did not
want to do? Then don't force yourself. Would you want your best friend to be in
a loving, respectful relationship? Then find that for yourself. Be just as
loving and kind and good to yourself as you would be to someone else that you
Try sitting down and making a
list of the qualities that a best friend has. Then work on applying these
qualities to yourself, for yourself.
Learn to hold your own hand and
be the most supportive person in your life. When you learn to be your best
friend, then everything changes for the better. You are not dependant on others
for your self-esteem. You are not always looking outside of yourself for your
own happiness and success. When you learn to respect yourself, you also learn
that you deserve only the best that life has to offer. Then, you go out and get
About The Author
Sibyl McLendon is a personal
spiritual coach for Circle Of Grace www.circle-of-grace.com.
Circle Of Grace is a unique blending of Native American spirituality and
holistic wellness coaching, and has loads of free stuff for you personal
growth. SIbyl is 1/2 Navajo, and lives in southwestern part of the U.S.
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