Explanation 6

How to Keep Friendship

Friendship is very important in our life. We can share our problem or our happiness to our friends. We can also get spirit from them. We usually get information from our friends. Knowing the importance of friendship makes us try to keep it as well as possible. Here, I will explain about how to keep friendship. There are some tricks that can be used to keep friendship.

The first, don’t call our friends with wrong name. We must call them with right name. If we call them with wrong name, it indicates that we don’t pay attention to them. Name is important and valuable thing for everyone. The name called correctly is a kind of respect for the owner of it. So, we must remember or write the names of our friends correctly. If we forget their name, we can check our name lists.

The second, if we meet our friends, we have to say “Hi, Novi; Assalamu’alaikum, Ria,” etc. Greeting shows that we are not arrogant person. When we are walking, we have to look at people around us. Don’t forget to say “Hallo” to everyone that we know although they may forget our name.

The third, we have to send them SMS (Short Message Service) once two weeks minimally. Don’t send SMS or call only when we need them because they will consider us as an egoist friend. We have to send them SMS although we only ask them how they are or what they do.

The fourth, don’t forget to say “Happy birthday” to them. We don’t need to send a present to them because this word is enough as a good friend. We can say it by telephone, SMS, or when we can say directly if we meet them in the school. Write the birthday of our friends in hand phone or block note. Saying “Happy birthday” is very meaningful for our friends who celebrate it or not.

The fifth, don’t forget to come when you are invited. For example, we come to their party such as birthday party, wedding party, etc. Remember, our coming to their party is to give a respect for them. The important thing is your coming, even though it is just for a moment. But, sometimes, we have other importance that same as our friends party. What should we do? We must tell our friend about it before and give them some reasons that we can not attend to their party.

Friendship is something simple, but actually has many advantages in our life. If we don’t keep it, we and our friend will forget each other. We will forget them and they will forget us too. If we have many friends and can keep it, we are success in our friendship.

Noviana Watiningsih