Our friends are our greatest supporters, our inspirations, our rocks when we need it. Do you feel that you have at least 5 close friends that you can call on at any time? Friends that want the best for you, that don’t judge you or expect anything from you? Essentially people you feel you can be totally yourself around?
Investing time in your friends is a commitment that will bring you great gratitude, kindness and love. We can all work harder, be more serious, etc. However taking more time to invest in your friendships is a key element of lifelong happiness.
The friendships you are cultivating will show you something about yourself, they will guide you in your life and will be standing there in the future when material things may not. Just as you plan your time to be at work and to be where you have to be, plan your time to see a friend that you haven’t seen for a while or pick up the phone and call the person you have been thinking of. Friendships cultivate an exchange of energy and understanding, you will feel more connected to your friends and your community by making an effort to invest in the people you most cherish.
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis