By, Melanie Wade
“Why did you do all of this for me?’ he asked.‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a wonderful thing.’ E.B.White, Charlotte’s Web
Friends. No matter what our age, sex, natl origin race or religion, the importance of the bond of friendship is recognized early in life. There are all kinds of friends such as: school friends, college friends, church friends, work friends, neighbor friends, online friends, fair-weather friends, backdoor friends…NEED MORE It is a certainty that we humans thrive thru companionship, and friendships are an important part of our life fulfillment matrix.
The 2016 Presidential Nominee of the RNC has proven to be quite controversial. While Co-Author Tony Schwartz spent months with Donald Trump while co- writing a book together. In September 2015, Schwartz told CNN that he saw no indication that Donald Trump had any close friends. Other than his 11,022,567 Facebook Friends campaigning the past year, we have seen virtually no evidence that Donald Trump has friends. Could it be because to have a friend, one has to first, be a friend?
There are Biblical examples of powerful friendships like Naomi and Ruth, who became family because of circumstance. Even though the family dynamic that joined the women was controversial, when Naomi’s family dynamic changed and she and Ruth were no longer bonded as a family, the two women evolved into a boundless and rich friendship by choice.
Odd Couple Friends. McCain & Lieberman can agree on most things, but like these Senators, disagree on issues as they did on cyber security bill “They are the best of friends who sometimes disagree” “those type of things won’t hamper their relationship. Brendan Sasson The Hill 3–14–12
Chicago Bears Teammates friends by chance who developed a deep and unshakable friendship. Gayle Sayers Brian Piccolo NFL friendship formed at a time when are relations were hugely strained. Dr. Martin Luther King had been assassinated. The teammates Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers developed a powerful reverence driven friendship.
Each of the three examples of friendship above include examples of the Wiki- How characteristics required for building and a solid foundational friendship. For example Ruth kept the promise “Where you go, I will go. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16–17
Wiki-How describes ‘How to Make & be Friends” below on: !. Keep your promises (Tax returns)
2. Be Dependable: Trump let down his followers when failed to attend the Republican Debate in Iowa.
no show Iowa Debate and Chicago Rally) Personally, I feel these were premeditated publicity stunts (also applies to number 5.)
3. Apologize when you’ve made a mistake.
Donald trump has affirmed and re-confirmed that he does not ask God for forgiveness. After a year of mistreatment and maladaptive behavior against others, there have been no indications of any apologies issued by Trump.
Based on our assessment, it appears Donald Trump owes an apology to these people and groups of people: President Barak Obama, Michelle Obama (stole speech) Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, The Kahn Gold Star Family, Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Bill Clinton, The Bush Family, Cheri Jacobson, Heidi Cruz, Rafael Cruz, Mitt Romney, the Freedom Kids, Rep Mark Kirk, The man pictured with OswaldAlicia Machaco, The Pope, Mexico Legal System, The #NeverTrump Movement Taco Truck Operators, Elizabeth Warren, Tim Miller, Rick Wilson, All non-white Americans, Senator Jeff Flake, Governor John Kasich Governor Suzanna Martinez, All 2016 Trump Campaign Donors, The Republican Party, Senator Tim Kaine
and press core members: Josh Greenmail (owns Mr. Greenman TWO apologies) Michelle Feilds, Tom Llamas ABC, McKay Coppins BuzzFeed, Bix Stone, Jorge Ramos Megyan Kelly Fox News, Lawrence from MSNBC, Katy Tur NBC, Kurt Eichenwald, David Brooks, Lester Holt, Newsweek, Nate Silver, John King, David Fahrenthold, Washington Post, Bill Kristol, Jim Acosta CNN, Charlie Sykes, Ariana Huff-Huffington Post, John J Harwood CNBC, Mother Jones, Ben Schreckinger Politico, Olivia Nuzzi Daily Beast, Gideon Resnik Univision, Alexis Levinson, Pema Levy, Patrick Caldwell, Russ Choma, and Chloe & Jennifer Mau,
Plus the NYTimes 273 folks Trump insulted using Twitter,
Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’ Malley, Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Ben Cardin, Sam Liccardo, Michael Nutter, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Bakari Sellers, Marty Walsh, Nikki Haley, the National Review
women, the disabled, people of the Muslim faith,
4. Be honest
- – Zero Charitable giving
- – Screwed the Veterans until Fahenthold came to rescue –
- – Self funding
- – Mystery Muslims cheering in NJ –
- 5. Don’t use people-
- Thank God this country has Tony Schwartz. Toby Schwartz spent months with Donald Trump
- Michale J Formica MS, MA, EdM Psychology Today Jan 20, 2010 Top Three Elements of Effective Relationships
Transparency Communication Truth/Putting it all Out There.