A Time To Be Thankful and Reflect

I am reflecting and being thankful for today and for Friendships.  As I sit here drinking my coffee on this unseasonable warm day in Southern California, I am thankful for friends.  In my youth,  I was quite the social butterfly, however as I have aged, I have become somewhat withdrawn and tend to just hide away at home.  Recently, I have begun to take a really hard look at my life and have started to make some changes.  Awhile back I was really in need of a friend to talk to and I thought to myself, what friends do you have?  Some I have lost contact with, some I don’t talk to very often, and  some just drifted away.  I thought, what the hell is a matter with you?  You have a phone, call them you idiot.  So I have been trying to reach out and make an effort to be a better friend instead of just sitting at home doing nothing by myself.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll

Your friendship has helped me grow, kept me grounded, lifted my spirit, and brightened my life.

We might not share the same blood. But we share the same thoughts, the same tears. The same laughter.

Friendships are important.  I am so thankful for my friends.  I didn’t realize what a difference it has made in my life.  I guess I had become more withdrawn than I thought.  It feels good to talk and hang out with my friends.  I am inspired and more positive because of my friends.  Having someone to talk to and get shit off my mind has been so helpful.  And being there to listen when my friends need me makes me feel better knowing I am being helpful and a friend to them.  Plus I have had fun, seems silly, but I feel as though having fun has not been in my life much.

Friendships are essential, I think.  I am so glad I have friends and grateful for them.

Don’t lose site of your friends, stay in contact.  It is so easy to just sit at home on social media, on your computer,  or in front of the TV by yourself and then so much time passes.  You don’t even realize how lonely you are or how long you have been hiding away.  We are social creatures and socialization is critical to a balanced mind.  So get out there and hang with friends.  It is so worth it.

your friend,

Chris

 

 

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