I recently let go of a particular social media application and found jogging, finishing books, and again engaging in long-term thought. The app’s randomly playing alerts were a distraction more than a reminder. I often opened the app without thinking and am glad I signed out. The gateway was enough of an admonition. My friends? I miss them, and I’ll find a way to say hi. Keep your channels open.
Most people don’t meet all of their friends during childhood, and unfortunately, not all friendships last forever. The poll found that the average friendship lasts for 17 years. However, 17 percent say they’ve had the same best friend for over 30 years!
There’s no “right” number of friends you should have, but research says most people have between 3 and 5 close friends. Friendship is necessary, but finding people who really “get” you can feel challenging. What’s more, what you need from your friends might change as your life circumstances change.
True friendships are rare, but they are possible if you know how to be one yourself, and what to expect from others you want to call friends.
Almighty Father, I give thanks today for the friendships in my life. Lord, this life isn’t meant to be lived alone, so I am grateful for the people who walk alongside me, supporting me, loving me, and encouraging me. For we cannot do it all alone but are better together.
Cheers, and have a great weekend!
WE&P by: EZorrillaMc.