Thirteen things about Eaton
Thoughts on friendship...what attributes make up the fabric of friendship?
1....Rapport: it has to be there for friendship to develop.
2....Empathy: everyone needs their feelings understood and their difficulties acknowledged.
3....Understanding: how good is it to know that we have been understood.
4....kindness: to receive a kindness makes the heart sing.
5....Benevolence: to show a kindness can be a blessing received as well as given.
6....Familiarity: the quality of being known. That someone would take the time to get to know us.
7....Fondness: lovely to know that a friend has a preference for your company.
8....Affection: heart warming that tender feelings are held toward us.
9....Affinity: to be identified with, I’m sure helps make us secure in who we are.
10...Compatibility: to exist in harmony, without conflict...utopia, nice thought though.
11...Acceptance: we can live without it, but it is so good to have from someone who really matters to us.
12...Trust: no relationship can survive without it.
13...Love: the basis for and the culmination of all the above attributes and the most sought after.
I can’t leave out what I consider to be the most important of all attributes necessary to ongoing friendships...
14...Forgiveness: As no one is perfect, we all need to forgive and be forgiven.
Happy TT :)
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