One is Silver and the Other’s Gold! 6 Things Friendships Do for Us!
Growing up I was a Girl Scout for nine years. The lyrics to one of my favorite songs from scouting went like this: “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold”. That was the whole song. We’d sing it over and over, sometimes in a round. As a busy adult I sometimes find making new friends daunting. Friendships take time and I’m always wary of over extending myself.
According to everydayHealth.com friendships help us in a number of ways, several of which I didn’t expect: 1) socially engaged adults are more successful, 2) friends can help you achieve goals, 3) happiness is catching, 4) building a circle of friends makes you happy, and 5) friendships lessen grief. (http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/social-support.aspx)
Writing this I realized this is my second post on friendship in as many months. Friends are important to me and I put time into them because they enrich my life. In June I took two trips that serendipitously led me to make a number of new friends. Each of these people inspired me in different ways. I am so glad to have the reminder that making new friends isn’t hard, you just have to put yourself out there.
All the best,
About the Author
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family and four legged and finned creatures. Her new adult Being Me series is now complete with Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, Think You Know Me, and Being Me. Her young adult books include Drops of Sunshine, Native One, and Kingdom of Embers. You can connect with Tricia and other readers on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland, Facebook www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authortriciacopeland/- Twitter www.twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz, LinkedIn, Pinterest www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/, and Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8wque.