This TED talk was in my Facebook feed and I listened to it, only 12 minutes or so.
In the end, what makes us happy and have a long and healthy life are relationships! We don’t need to have hundreds of friends; we want quality over quantity. I also found it interesting to hear that quality relationships are a protective factor not only for the body but for your mind as well.
We live today in an instant world. We want it now. But building a good relationship takes time. My dearest friends are the ones who have journeyed with me through life. They know my secrets. My pain. My joys. And I know theirs. We laugh, we cry, we lift each other up and pull each other off the ledge. We talk about everything and nothing. We start a conversation about our job and we end up talking about how to thread a sewing machine. We are sisters. Bound together not by blood but with love.
Ponder & Pray: Today think about the people in your life who are your friends. The ones you can count on to be there for you, fully present, when you need them. Thank God for them. And then, tell them. Because it never hurts to tell those we love, cherish and appreciate what they mean to us.