Day 36: You Got To Have Friends

As the old song goes, “You’ve gotta have friends…” Friends are your reward for being yourself. Friends are like family you’ve chosen. Your family members may see things differently than you do but they are your family, so you deal with it. You bond with friends because you get along, they love and accept you for who you are, you enjoy their company, and there is a mutual admiration for one another.

Close friends may know as much or more about you than your mate, and play a special role in your life. When you are in school, it is easy to meet people with whom you have plenty in common. As you became an adult and took on more responsibilities, like career, committed relationships with mates, maybe a baby or two, it can be more of a challenge to meet others who not only share your interests and concerns, but are friend-worthy.

Even when you do find those special people you feel resonance and attraction enough to explore a friendship bond, it takes effort to form and maintain friendships, as an adult. Though there are many other things that occupy your time and attention, the benefits of friendship make it worth pursuing and finding the time to spend together. Studies have shown that those who make time for their friendships are happier, healthier people.

 

Adela’s Insights

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Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says cherishing your friendships turns up the volume on what’s good and of value in your life. Your friends remind you of the things that are important to you, as an individual. When your life goes out of balance from too much work, or family issues, or whatever it may be, your friends can help you come back to center.

The Goddess says friends can help you to come back to your true self when the world is pulling you this way and that. They are there to lift your spirits, remind you of your sense of humor, show you compassion, and the joy of companionship.

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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Companionship and Love, consider your relationship to friends. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

My friends are . . .

Friends help . . .

Old friends . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.