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Making Friends

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I posted my review of Fully Alive by Ken Davis.

Davis’ book challenges us to step out of our comfort zones to build deep friendships.

Today is the first day of school for millions of children; it’s an ideal opportunity to build on old friendships or to start building new ones.

How Can I Build Friendships?

Davis explains, “Making friends is like exercise; it requires discipline and vigilance.”  1
– It takes time
– It takes patience
– It takes graciousness.

Graciousness?

Davis explains, “I stopped trying to pretend I was perfect and stopped requiring perfection from the people around me.”
– Stopped pretending I was perfect
– Stopped expecting everyone else should be

Where Can I Find Friends?

Reach out – “I found some of my best friends by looking for ways to befriend people.”
Look back – “I made investments in the lives of people who were already in my life.”

1 – Fully Alive by Ken Davis

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