18 October, 2010

One day I'll find you

There are many people in this world; close to seven billion according to Wikipedia.
But how many of them really matter to you?

Most people can only have 2 or 3 really close friends - best friends if you will. But how many of us actually find those people and keep them for years? I'm not sure.

There are some things that are important to being a really good friend or lover. This is a list of characteristic qualities I've been working on for quite some time now.

  • Kind and compassionate
  • Honest
  • Truthful
  • Hard-working
  • Exercises self-control
  • Gentle tongue (speaks kindly)
  • Generous
  • Forgiving
  • Willing to be correct and listen to counsel
  • Wise
  • Integrity
  • Faithful and reliable
  • Humble
  • Willing to admit when wrong
  • Avoids excesses
  • Has control of their temper
  • Can keep confidence
  • Not contentious but a peacemaker
  • Has concern for others especially poor and oppressed
  • Not jealous of others
  • Has a positive outlook on life
Anything I've missed?

1 comment:

  1. Loyal is a good one :) But you've put faithful which is the same enough.