Just FYI, LPB stands for Little Pink Book. (see yesterday's post)
Don't you just love how our society, especially younger ones who can text faster than they can speak have come up with all these abbreviations for words and phrases? I remember when I was younger, I'd write LYLAS when I signed a note that I'd written to a friend. (Love You Like A Sister). Now there are hundreds of these cute little acronyms (I think that's what they are, right?). BFF, IDK, G2G, LY, LOL, CULTR, NP, THX....and MM (many more).
Yesterday I began a blog series on Girlfriends that I'm going to continue for a little while. After all, it is our BGF's that so often remind us that we are beautiful!
Here is an acronym using the word GIRLFRIEND that can help grow your friendships and keep them meaningful. It is from the book, Every Teen Girl's Little Pink Book on Girlfriends by Cathy Bartel. As I said yesterday, it may be for teens, but I have found it appropriate for girlfriends of all ages. Probably because we haven't grown up as much as we think we have!
Gift---Your friends are a gift from God, so treat them that way.
Inspire---Inspire each other to do big things.
Rally---Rally around each other. You need to comfort your friends when they are hurting and be happy for them when they have something to celebrate.
Listen---When your friend talks, listen to what she's saying. This is the easiest and most important part fo being a good friend.
Fun---This is the best part of having friends!
Real---Keep it real! Don't be fake. True friends will see right through it.
Include---Expand your group of friends, and get to know others because they can influence your life, too.
Eternal---Make sure you and your friends spend eternity together by sharing the gift of Jesus with them.
Nice---Show kindness and forgiveness to your friends, even if you don't feel like they deserve it sometimes.
Dream---Dream together. Dream about your future and what you want to accomplish in life.
I'm giving 3 of these LPB's away, so if you'd like one, just leave me a comment before next Friday (Sept. 5th).
Have a terrific weekend!