Friendship

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

How Do Others See Me? Why Should I care?

Follow @joyfulmeanings At some point all of us have wished to be psychic. We wanted to know what exactly someone is thinking about us and how to respond to those judgments. Alternatively, you may be wondering why someone suddenly dislikes you or why your team is not describing you as an effective leader. We may […]

Dealing with the Inevitable – Uncomfortable Situations

Dealing with the Inevitable – Uncomfortable Situations

Follow @joyfulmeanings You are looking forward to having a good time with a nice mixture of colleagues and some of your friends at a graduate school event. The event is a hayride that you have been looking forward to for the past week or so, especially since you have never participated in a hayride before. […]

How To Respond to Hearing About a Death

How To Respond to Hearing About a Death

Follow @joyfulmeanings Just recently I attended a funeral with my boyfriend. One of his close relatives had died. When arriving to the funeral, I realized that everybody had different responses to the death. Some people were very open and asked clear questions such as “do you miss him?” or “how do you feel right now?”. […]

How To Show Appreciation To Someone Special

How To Show Appreciation To Someone Special

Follow @joyfulmeanings Showing how much you appreciate someone is very important for personal relationships. We often very much appreciate the things that people do for us, but are unable to show that appreciation adequately. Many of us also know how wonderful it is to hear that someone appreciates the little things you do. You may […]

How To Stop Lying

How To Stop Lying

Follow @joyfulmeanings Almost all of us have told a lie during some occasion in our life. Many of these lies might be seemingly harmless such as telling your best friend that her new haircut is cute, even though you feel the haircut makes her face look really fat. Another harmless lie might be telling your […]

How To Give An Apology

How To Give An Apology

Follow @joyfulmeanings A few years ago I had a friend who just kept causing problems in our friendship. She would cause a ton of drama and I would give her chances, and the situation would improve a bit, and then a few weeks later it was back to the same cycle. After some time of […]

How To Recognize Qualities Of A Good Friendship

How To Recognize Qualities Of A Good Friendship

Follow @joyfulmeanings One of the strong desires of almost everyone is to have good friends. Good friendships are not easy to come by and sometimes we are surrounded by people who are fake or simply not good friends. Keep in mind, every friend is different than another, but recognizing some basic qualities good friends is […]

How To Be Tolerant Of Others

How To Be Tolerant Of Others

Follow @joyfulmeanings We share a world with billions of others who have different lifestyles and varying beliefs about many elements in our life. It’s important to be tolerant of others. Unless you intend to only have friends who share your exact same opinions and lifestyle, then you have to learn to be tolerant. Tolerance allows […]

How To Be Loyal

How To Be Loyal

Follow @joyfulmeanings Loyalty is a positive trait that is sometimes necessary for strengthening relationships amongst friends, family or coworkers. Some people may not be loyal to themselves, others or to anything for that matter. Lack of loyalty can allow people to mislabel you as selfish or someone who is completely unreliable. Others do have the […]

Give More Time To Family

Give More Time To Family

Follow @joyfulmeanings Often we become so busy with work and other things happening in our day that we forget about the important things in life. One of these things is our family. Your family is important and sometimes we limit our happiness by not keeping a strong relationship with our families. You may live with […]