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Happiness is more the just about having money.
Yes, money is important, but true wealth comes from all the little things that make up our lives.
- It is our family and social connections
- It is our lifestyle
- Our hobbies
- Our jobs
True happiness is based on the daily decision we make.
True happiness, comes not because of what we have, but because of who we are and what we do with our lives.
One of the biggest blessing in my life besides my family is my best friend. True friendship should always be cherished. I have a lot of acquaintances, who I love, but very few people I consider true friends.
True friendship takes years to develop. A real friend is the one who has seen you at your best and your worst and still loves you regardless of your flaws.
I’ve thought a lot about this recently since my best friend moved away. Her leaving has left a gaping hole in my life.
We still stay in touch and see each other frequently, but it just isn’t the same. I miss our random shopping trips and last minute dinners. I miss our late night conversations and commiserating over our dating lives (not that I want to go back to being single). I miss the instant understanding she had of me because of so many shared experience. Phone conversations just aren’t as fun as face to face interactions.
I want another local friend like her, but friendship like that take time.
You may instantly connect with someone, but it takes shared experiences and hours of conversation to really truly know someone. It is funny how you can be surrounded by people and yet still feel totally alone.
I doubt I’m the only person who has felt most alone in a crowd of people.
I’m making a new goal. Each day, I’m going to reach out to someone.
- I’ll call an old friend
- I’ll contact someone in my church
- I’ll reach out to someone in my current group of friends.
I’m tired of feeling alone and know that ultimately it is my actions that are causing me to miss out on potential friendships. Sitting at home waiting for someone else to call is a poor way to make new friends.
I’ll never replace my best friend, but I would like to have at least a few people who I consider really, really close to being my best friend.
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