Being good company is about loving our company – something that the coaches, books or articles of this world cannot teach.
Like me, you’ve probably experienced your share of company that is unhelpful in the course of your life. What we can do is forgive those who hurt us and be more selective about the people who we allow to come closer to us moving forward.
When we let go of what doesn’t do us good, we make space for what brings good to our lives.
We should never, ever be too busy when others that we know need us. And when we make ourselves available, there is yet another stepping stone: being good company.
This world might have forgotten what being good company is like, but we should not.
We laugh with those who laugh, and cry with those who cry.
We don’t ridicule others.
We don’t look down on or judge others we don’t like, but pray for them.
We encourage each other with hopeful, peaceful and loving words.
We don’t oppress one another with the expectations of this world, but listen to what we need and what is good for our spirit.
We remind each other that everything is possible for the One who made us when something seems impossible.
We rejoice in the fact that all things contribute to our good, and that the struggles of this world can’t crush us.
We happily offer practical help and not simply wait until there is an urgency or emergency to step up.
We make sure our “yes” is a “yes” and our “no” is a “no”, because we won’t be good company to someone when we say the opposite of what’s in our hearts.
Setting boundaries is important, so we know what and how much we can give. This way, we won’t raise false expectations in others that we know we can’t meet.
Good company makes us grateful because they are available, helpful and a joy to be around thanks to their noticeable appreciation for us.
Our love for one another should be felt in our words, but most importantly in our actions. These actions could be as simple as a heartfelt hug, or taking a real interest in how someone is doing instead of just asking and letting it be.
I’d like to encourage all of us to put in more love in our interactions with others. Let’s take the time to let them know what we appreciate about them whenever there is an opportunity and not just leave it on that note.
Let’s remain a constant presence in their lives in loving ways and show we are grateful for each other’s lives.