One of my best friends is getting ready to move across the country. I’ll miss her, especially since a few of my other good friends have died. We’re old, but not that old. All of us are under 70. Every time I lose a friend, either to death or to a long distance move, I feel more isolated. It’ hard to stay connected to real live people in real time. Sometimes I think it’s harder than ever with so many social media and virtual options.
Here’s an article about the importance of friends as we age. I hope you find it useful. If you have any tips to share with the rest of us, please leave them in the comments.
I don’t know the origin of this quote, but it’s one that I heard when I was studying pastoral counseling about 15 years ago and I still love it. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten how it goes.” If you know who first said this, please add it in the comments. I’d love to give proper attribution.
Now check in with a friend today, and share this post with your friends.