Friendship: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul
“Many people will walk in and out of your life; but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."-- Unknown *
Friends are our truesttreasures. How many times have they: Made us laugh when we felt like crying over a bad mistake? Made us feel loved when our boyfriends (or girlfriends) broke up with us? Gave us the courage to go back toschool or to change careers? Like armor, good friends make us almost invincible, capable of warding off the blows life occasionally deals us. Because of their steadfastness, we see setbacks for whatthey are: temporary.
Because friends accept us for who we are, we gain the confidence to dream great dreams—and to make them real. Friends liven up our days with their twisted humor, their honestanswers, and their ability to bear our gloating when we beat them at golf or tennis. We can even trust them with our most embarrassing secrets! What a relief it is for us to reveal our true selves tosomeone!
It’s no wonder, then, that medical researchers have found that those who have friends tend to be happier, healthier, and live longer than those who do not. In fact, friendship has numerousphysical and spiritual benefits.
What Are Friends
Friends are people who like us in spite of our faults and who listen to us and tell us the truth. Friends support our decisions and tell us when we'refoolish. They laugh with us and share our grief. They are companions and share our interests. They argue with us and stimulate our minds. They are people we aren't afraid of telling our secret wishesto or what is really on our minds.
Number of Friends
You don't have to have many. Sometimes, one good, true friend is all you need. At other times, it's good to have a group of friends so youcan be a part of the bond among you without having to work so hard at friendship. You all then share a part of the duties of being friends. Sometimes, you're the one at the center of attention. At...
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