Nations of Women

Friends Matter


Mar 31, 2024By Nations of Women

It's already the end of the 1st quarter of the year! How quickly time flies!

It is a beautiful sunny Monday here and again it is such an honour for me to come your way and think with you on this week's weekly wisdom as we focus on "Friendship".

I don't know about you, but in my life my friends have played a very big part of it, some for good and some were pretty bad experiences and thankfully it gave me life long lessons that will continue to shape me for the better.

I have always believed in the power of friendship, its no secret but when you find the right ones, they really can make a big positive impact on you. What you must always remember is that you actually don't need that many, you only need a few. That said, let's take a look at the subject in hand for this week.

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King.

Dont be a friend when its most suited to you, reach out, check in on your friends, perceive a need and meet it without any expectations. Find ways to be a voice of support to your friends, just don't be a fair weather friend. Whenever possible speak up for and on behalf of your friends when required.

Practical Application :
1) Take a pause and write down 3-5 friends you are most grateful for in your life right now and write a little gratitude note next to thier name. 
2) Then send a little voice note, text, email or WhatsApp to let them know you are grateful for them being in your life.
3) Write down how you felt after doing this exercise, and do share your experince with us.

​Question : What role do friends play in your life?

Now that we have this out of the bag, and we are all going to strive to be better in our friendships, how about a little test?

Until next week, remember to put into practice the tips on how to be that wonderful friend to your friends too!

Sending you my love and blessings for your week.

Dr Tina Allton & the NOW Team