4 Ways to Know Who Your REAL Friends Are

1) Your REAL friends will return your phone calls. You might cut certain people a little slack with this, especially seniors,  but if someone regularly takes the initiative to get back to you, say, within a week or less, you can be sure they’re a real friend.

 

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2) Your REAL friends will trust you. They’ll trust your intentions to be honorable. Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes things turn out differently then planned. Shit happens. If someone trusts you in spite of inaccuracies or human error you can be sure they’re a real friend.  This only works if your intentions ARE honorable.

 

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3) Your REAL friends are supportive. They say ” great idea! ” They offer constructive criticism that improve  your ideas, or at least nurture  your ideas, instead of  dismantling or rejecting them. Real friends are supportive because you share a passion!

 

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4) Your REAL friends are compassionate when you are vulnerable. First, this  one requires an understanding of compassion, and much harder, a willingness to be vulnerable in a friendship. Your real friends will nurture a willingness to be vulnerable using compassion to create safety in the friendship.  Instead of berating you because you forgot your own, your real friends will share their water with you and appreciate your gratitude. They will feel glad they have enough for both of you.

 

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It’s getting harder and harder to know what is real anymore. Hopefully this helps. May all beings experience real friendship. Real compassion. May all beings be peaceful.

 

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Blessings of Peace and a Prosperous New Year

Today, the Whitedoves celebrate the first birthday of our website www.cloud9paradigm.com. We launched the website with our Creed of Peace page. In our first year blogging we reached over 40 countries and 2000 page views! We feel blessed to be on the web like this and look forward to expanding our site as a permaculture resource for everyone. Thank you all for your support. We appreciate you and we love you. May we experience Unity in Peace and Prosperity during the upcoming year. Picture 2

Its safe to be happy because happiness is holy. May all beings be happy.

May All Beings Be Peaceful.

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In Honor of our Beloved Friend Sage…

My dear friend,

You were a well groomed gentleman,

Dressed in a fluffy, creamy orange coat with flame points of amber,

And eyes of pale violet blue crystal.

You helped me see how i projected my fears on to others,

By teaching me to trust you.

I learned how to ask for help from others compassionately,

When you trusted me to help you in your few times of need.

Thank you dear friend,

For more wisdom than i can express at this time.

Your presence and lessons will always be remembered.

Namaste

~ your friend through all of time, Dove

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