Cherie Burbach is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She’s penned 17 books and has written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Whether it’s writing articles or creating art, all of Cherie’s work centers on relationships and faith. She includes book pages, music sheets, and other fabulous random things in her art to create something that celebrates a hopeful message. Visit her website for more info, cherieburbach.com.
More Friends Who Are Good for Us
by Cherie Burbach
It seems like we’re either looking to get more people in our life who are good for us or just trying to understand the people we have in our life already. How can we make our friendships better and “easier”? And why are some of them so free and breezy and others more difficult?
These are things that people from all ages and walks of life write to me about, so when it came time to write my new book, I knew exactly what I wanted to say. To me, having more friends essentially means two things: meeting more people and keeping the good friends you have. You don’t want more clingy-selfish-horrible friends, right? You want more positive people who will be supportive and kind to you.
And who doesn’t want this? I think most of us just want a group of people who get us and like us. In writing about relationships for over a decade, the one thing I’ve found is that all of us, no matter who we are, want people to like and respect us.
Sometimes a new set of life circumstances will prompt us to seek out more friends. Our friends are all getting married (or divorced), we just moved to a new town, or had a baby… or many other reasons we might be looking for some new people in our life.
I think the people who would enjoy this book the most are ones who are interested in meeting a few new people or in finding ways to nurture the good friendships they already have. Wanting more friends means that you have a desire for connection, and while the friends you’re with might be great they perhaps aren’t always there for you in the way you’d like. One thing is sure, change is constant and our attitudes and likes evolve with the years. Wanting to find more friends for a variety of reasons is very common.
One of the most common things I get asked is if I write about my own friendships. I don’t, but there have been times when reader’s questions have eerily matched something I’m going through myself. I think this speaks to the universal nature of our friendships. We share the same struggles and joys no matter where we are or how we got there.
Being a believer, I also think that God gives us material to learn from and share. So while I write to help other people, I believe that God is also showing me lessons in my own life, too. I’ve done this for over a decade and feel like I still learn things every day.
More about 100 Simple Ways to Have More Friends :
The more friends you have, the more you’ll have the right people in your life to give you the support and connection you desire. Having more friends means you’ll consistently connect with new people and also keep the good friends you already have. If your friendships don’t seem to stick, you’ll be making friends and losing them quickly. The key to having more friends is increasing the number of people you meet on a regular basis and holding on to the great pals you already have.
This book contains one hundred suggestions on how to make new friends and also strengthen the friendships you already have. The tips are varied, with suggestions on how to meet new people interspersed with ideas for nurturing your new and existing friendships.
Thanks for stopping by, Cherie.