Friendliness is taking an interest in other people, being warm and courteous. When you are friendly, you happily share the things you have. You share your time, your ideas, your feelings and yourself. When you are a friend, you share the good times and the bad times together. Friendliness can be shown in a warm smile, a gentle touch, or kind word. Friendliness is caring without being asked to care. It is the best cure for loneliness.
I am practicing Friendliness when I...
- Like myself and realize I have a lot to offer
- Smile and greet people with courtesy
- Have the courage to introduce myself
- Show interest in others
- Ask people about themselves
- Show caring when a friend needs me
I am friendly, I smile and say hello to people. I share myself and show interest in others. I like myself and I know I can make new friends.
This virtue write-up comes from the work of The Virtue Project. The Virtues Project is a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is sparking a global revolution of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 95 countries through its facilitators and Virtues Connections. For more information visit www.virtuesproject.com.