I’ve noticed that having good friends helps me be a better person. Actively and passively, I’m encouraged by friends. Through words and actions, a friend can encourage me to do the right thing. Through just being themselves, a friend can encourage me to adjust my own behavior for the better. Through conversations about God and life, I’m encouraged for whatever is going on in my life.
Through friendship, I learn more about give and take. I learn more about compromise. I learn more about communicating better. And sometimes there’s a little friendly competition that encourages me to work harder at something, physically, spiritually, and otherwise!