Stop right there, feisty ladies. The “FFF” is my own creation and does not involve any unsavory “F” words uttered numerous times. Really. The “FFF” really means “Feisty Friend Forever." Doesn’t that sound much better? Maybe or maybe not depending on your mood, I guess.
Seems that we all have great FFF friends in our lives. Some non-FFF friends come and go but others are there for us no matter what. Do you want to keep the great FFF friends and maybe shed a few of the so–so FFF ones? I do. Try my tips below on how to be a FFF friend forever and if your FFF friends do not fit this mold, maybe it really is time to get some new FFF friends.
You are truly a FFF friend if you can finish each other’s sentences, joke punch lines, or can order dinner without asking what your FFF friend might want to eat. You share similar, interests, humor, and tastes in men. You could be relatives or maybe you are already. You can almost read each other’s FFF mind. Whoa.
Your are truly a FFF friend if you respect her opinions, question some of her weird decisions, and are always there if she “crashes and burns”. You are someone who might argue with a FFF friend from time to time but you still are in her corner offering support, encouragement, and a good laugh. And you are always there for her no matter how quirky or feisty your FFF friend might be on certain days of her “cycle” which is not part of her life anymore but still really seems to be.
You are truly a FFF friend if you invite numerous FFF friends to join in your sometimes “feisty” antics. They can always politely decline if they want, but who could resist your pj parties, dinners, trips, and nature activities. You enjoy life and involve as many fellow FFF friends in these always semi-legal/legal activities. I do have the pictures FFF friends.
You are truly a FFF friend if you are totally empathetic with whomever you are speaking to. You are also a good listener because that is often just what your FFF friend may need. You have many common experiences with this FFF friend so you totally understand what she is talking about. Be a sounding board and only offer advice if you are asked. Remember that you are not a therapist only a FFF friend.
You are truly a FFF friend if you always do the right thing or at least try. Sometimes that FFF friend asking for advice really only wants you to validate her opinion. Ask first before you offer any advice, however, because if it turns out to be incorrect, you could be in really big trouble with your FFF friend. If you are confused, as to what to do, just check in with your gut for the right answer.
And perhaps most important of all: you are totally a FFF friend if you always say that you are sorry when you goof up. None of us are perfect, so we are all bound to make some mistakes. It takes a bigger person to apologize; be that bigger FFF person.
Being a FFF friend is easy if you follow the steps listed above. If you can think of others, please let me know. I am always trying to be a better FFF friend. Aren’t you?