What Would We Do Without Them?

5 Tips for Strong Friendships:

1. Make yourself available. 
Be there when someone needs to talk, celebrate or lend a helping hand.

2. Encourage one another.
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing"
1 Thessalonians 5:11

3. Listen. 
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen"
Ernest Hemingway

4. Don't take life too seriously.
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit."
Proverbs 15:13

5. Communication
Let your friends know you're thinking of them!
Whether it's a quick text, phone call, letters/email or a small gift in the mail, my friends like to know that they're on my mind :) 
(and who doesn't like getting things in the mail??)

Friends are a wonderful gift; enjoy them! 
They say that friends are family we choose for ourselves.

Blessings and Friendship,


I'm happy to have your friendship! 

oh and if you want to be my friend on twitter..that would be pretty cool  :)


Mikelle Jade said...

VERY true. You must have these mastered :)

You look gorgeous in the photo by the way, as usual of course.

Candice said...

Thank you, you're so kind; I wouldn't say I've mastered them quite yet ;)
Hope you're having a wonderful week, dear! xoxo

Unknown said...

Aw this is so sweet! I 100% agree!
I am now your friend on twitter!! =D
I'm YoungPowerhouse

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Such good advice. I think communication is the key to any good relationship! I really like your blog and have really enjoyed reading over your posts.

Candice said...

@Morgan Yay! I'm glad we're twitter buddies :)

@Alicia Thanks! Yes, communication is truly essential to every relationship, even in a work situation..make that especially in a work situation haha :) I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog!

Devea said...

Great post! I love it!

followed you on twitter! xo

Katie said...

Great tips!

Unknown said...

Very well said! It's also important to remember that friendship requires effort from both parties. Don't always wait for others to take the initiative first :)

Candice said...

@Devea Yay!! :)

@Katie thanks!

@Rinny I definitely agree; friendship is definitely a "two to tango" type process ;)

Gracie said...

Wonderful tips! I I really love the sending little gifts in the mail. I really should do that more often for my friends. Like you said, Who doesn't like receiving mail?! x

Lilacandgrey said...

I am really liking the "don't take life too seriously" one!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwww this is such a beautiful post with great tips! friends ARE the best!!

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

yay for awesome friends :)

Abi said...

AWww..I love it! so sweet!
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Shay said...

Candice you are STUNNING! Seriously lady, love that picture! Cute post!

Anonymous said...

You are a gorgeous girl, Candice. This heartfelt post is so very true. I find that as a Mom everyone gets kind of busy w/ their home life but if you have a really close friendship it needs to be nurtured like any other relationship in your life. I think if we take our friends for granted they are bound to get hurt feelings. You are a wise girl and certainly a great friend to have! xo

Chelsea Finn said...

This is such a nice post. It's something that a lot of people need to read as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

I'm Sydney. said...

So true! A good friend is hard to find, but impossible to live without!

Unknown said...

wow what a wonderful post and i so agree that good friends are hard to find :) love your post and your blog dear! xo

Sarah said...

amazing post!!!! beautiful words and photo.
and i´m also happy to have your friendship <3
have a lovely day and god bless you.
xoxo, pink lady <3

Christy Ashley said...

Your blog is gorgeous! What a great post! I stumbled over here from another blog and I'm so happy I did! Have a great day!

Betsey said...

true true! love this post Candice!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

What great advice, Candice!! You are so beautiful...inside AND out! :)

Sarah said...

Amazing tips and a very beautiful you! :) Thanks for this short and very sweet post, Candice. Know that I, too, am grateful for this friendship. Love. xx

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! You're a girl after His heart...that is obvious!
lovely meeting you (if we can call it that) and if you don't mind, I'm tagging along for the journey ;)
x Stacey

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