Monday, June 06, 2011

10 Qualities Every Friend Should Have




These are ten qualities every friend should have:

1) HONESTY - Honesty is the best policy to keep a friendship alive. A real friend will always tell the truth and never lie. Everyone wants a "true friend" and you will never maintain your friendship if you don't tell the truth, even if it hurts. If your friend discovers you know certain important facts which maybe hurts you and you hide this information you will lose trust and friendship is based upon this bond.

2) A GOOD LISTENER - You need a friend to share your problems with. You don't want to talk with everyone about the problems you have and a real friend will listen and will try to give some useful advice. A friend will listen to your problems and give his/her opinion without interfering.

3) TRUSTWORTHINESS - Trust is an important aspect in every friendship. You share almost everything with your friend and also confidential information. You need to rely on your friend's word to keep this information between you and your friend.

4) RESPECT - Everyone has different opinions and it is important your friend shows respect for your point of view. It is not necessary he agrees with your points and can sometimes try to change your mind but he need always to respect you, even if he disagrees with you.

5) MAKING FUN - A friend is not only valuable for your problems but you need someone to make fun with. Everyone needs to laugh and some humor is necessary in your friendship.

6) GOOD COMPANY - You will do many activities together with your friend. Maybe you are going together to a movie, theatre or a concert or you travel together. Your friend needs to be good company for enjoying your entertainment activity.

7) PATIENCE - There are circumstances where patience of your friend is necessary. It is possible you complain about certain issues which you can't share with someone else. Patience is an important quality your friend needs to help you through this process.

8) FORGIVENESS - An important quality of a true friend. It is necessary when some problems arise between you and your friend. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes they say things they don't mean. Forgiveness is important for maintaining your friendship and nobody will lose his or her best friend for a misunderstanding or a small conflict.

9) ENCOURAGEMENT - There are always periods in your life when you feel down or maybe a little bit depressed. A good friend will encourage his/her friend to do things for feeling better. Encouragement is a great quality every friend should have for helping each other through a difficult process.

10) CARING - A real friend will always care for you, in good and bad situations. If you are sick he will try to visit you as much as possible. He will always care for you no matter which problem you have and will give you the necessary support to reach certain goals.

A real friend will always possesses these ten qualities and even more which can be important for you. If you also give these qualities to your friend there is no chance that your friendship will ever break. These qualities are important for a lifetime friendship and that is what we all expect from a real friendship. If you have friends with these qualities you have to cherish them because these qualities of your friend are vital in your life.

Aravind T..


Saturday, June 04, 2011

WED A - Z


World Environment Day (WED) A-Z

It takes only a few simple steps to easily green your daily routine and make good eco behavior into a habit! Green is forest friendly!

A
Act now.

Adopt as many eco-friendly lifestyle choices as you can and make them habits for WED!

Add it up. Our impact is exponential when the global chorus sings together.


B
Buy FSC certified products and decrease the trade of exotic wood from endangered forests.

Bring a cloth bag to do all you’re shopping. But not just for groceries, even on your trips to the mall. A sturdy, reusable bag will last for years, and only needs to be used 5 times to have a lower environmental impact than a plastic bag.

Bring a mug with you whenever you go for take-out beverages, so you avoid using paper cups.
Most paper cups are made in a way that makes it more difficult for them to degrade, and in some ways more hazardous to the planet than the plastic cup – so why not just bring your own mug for your favorite beverage?


C
Consume locally. You will help reduce the demand for cutting down forests in foreign countries to meet export demands.

Choose public transport.

Compost your organic food waste.

Conserve energy. Turn off the lights to brighten our environment.

Create a greenspace wherever you can from the car you drive to the building you live in.


D
Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth. You will save as much as 3 gallons every time! Only 2, 5% of the world’s water is drinkable.

Discover an alternative to using traditional wrapping paper for holidays and birthday gifts.


E
Engage in an environmental activity like school or neighborhood beautification or tree planting.

Eat organic and locally grown foods and help reduce the clearing of forests for agricultural land.

Educate your friends on how individual actions can have an exponential impact and motivate action for WED.


F
Find an unusual insect in your garden. Fewer than 10% of the world’s described species have been assessed to determine their conservation status.

Form a group of peers or colleagues to oversee the greening of your school, neighborhood or workplace with recycling, car pooling, or energy-efficiency.

Form a tree-planting group with family and friends and commit to planting and maintaining these trees together.


G
Green your office: print double-sided, turn off monitors, start an office recycling program.

Grow an organic garden and your own delicious food.

Give memberships to an environmental organization or seedlings as birthday gifts.

Go electronic for bills and payments: at home, in the office, at the bank etc.


H
Host a World Environment Day celebration. Clean up your neighborhood, carpool with friends, have a vegan (no animal products) dinner party! And don’t forget to register your activity on the WED website!


I
Identify the nature that surrounds you – take note of the beautiful plants and animals that you may not always appreciate. Learn about the amazing ecosystem services they provide.

Improve the insulation of your home – it will really help your energy consumption…and your monthly bills!


J
Join a local environmental or conservation group. You can team up with those around you and make a real difference for your community.

Jog outside and save the energy you would have used on the treadmill!


K
Kick the habit! Don’t print unless it’s absolutely necessary. And when you do print – always print double-sided!

Keep your cup! When traveling on airplanes, ask to reuse your plastic cup.


L
Learn more about India, this year’s host country.


M
Mobilize your networks! Message your friends about WED – facebook, twitter, orkut, SMS, text, phone, email – it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out!


N
Nominate a WED Hero from your world. Notify us about the great environmental work they’re doing and why they should be a WED Hero.


O
Optimize the use of your washing machine – use the cold-wash option and significantly save energy and reduce your daily carbon emissions.

Offset your travel whenever possible – most airlines provide an option to offset your travel when you book your tickets.

Opt for public transport whenever possible.


P
Plant a tree this year!
This is the International Year of Forests so why not celebrate by planting a tree with friends or family.

Pile up! Lay the grounds for a compost pile and start sorting your garbage.


Q
Quantify how much money you could save each cold winter if you lowered the temperature inside your home by 2 degrees Celsius. It could reduce your energy consumption by 14 percent!!!


R
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Register a WED activity at www.unep.org/wed!


S
Sacrifice something small each month – eat locally grown vegetables instead of imported vegetables; do without steak as cattle ranching is high impact!; carpool with co-workers; take your bike to work etc.

Support and motivate companies that use certified materials and operate in ways that are environmentally responsible.

Switch your lightbulbs to energy-efficient LED’s. You will see substantial savings on energy bills!


T
Think! How green is your daily routine? Just by making a few small changes, like remembering to turn off the lights, turning down the heat, stop running the water while you brush your teeth - you could cut your daily emissions by more than 60 per cent.

Think again! Before you toss, consider if the item can be reused or recycled?

Think outside of the bottle! Bottled water costs 1900 times more than tap water.


U
Use your common sense!

Understand your options. Learn about the small ways you, as an individual, can make a positive impact on the environment.

Use rainwater for your indoor plants – they love it, and you’ll save water at the same time.


V
Visit the WED website regularly and see how you can get involved! Book mark website, subscribe to RSS, Twitter or facebook.


W
Whenever you feel like buying books, magazines, or newspapers go to your local library or borrow from friends and neighbors.


X
X-plore! Get out into the forest and enjoy what our planet has to offer.

Y
YOU!
You can make a difference – individual actions, when multiplied, can make an exponential difference to the planet!


Z
Zip around town on your bike, on public transport, or your own two feet.
Avoid your car whenever possible – it’s cheaper!


Aravind T..

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