"My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.”
- Helen Keller
THE hard TRUTH IS THAT MANY OF US FEEL LONELY.
1 in 4 Americans report that they do not feel they have one person they could confide in. In a culture where we have 24 hour access to one another through technology, we have never felt more disconnected as a nation. It is increasingly becoming difficult to find deep, real friendship with others that goes beyond clicking "like" on a post.
we are designed to be connected.
Humans are designed to perceive their lives within context of relationship. Scientists have discovered that two day old infants are are already experiencingsocial cognition! Basically, since birth, we are thinking about people! Relationships help us understand who we are and what we are meant to do. This is why healthy friendship is vital in living out what we are made to do.
the good news is that we can help each other.
When we understand what healthy friendship looks like and begin to intentionally practice those habits, we are able to help propel each other towards living our best lives.
The Beatles were right. We DO get by with a little help from our friends.