September is Friendship Month!

Friendship comes in many different forms.

When you think of your friends, you may automatically think of your human best friend who you have known for many years, or even just a few months. Some will picture their dog or beloved pet who has always been their right hand man. You may also treasure your CAREGiver as one of your close friends!

Having friends that love and support you is important for your happiness and well-being.

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”– David Tyson

How can you be a good friend?

Keep in touch, you may not be able to call, text, email, or see them every day, but when you have the time and you’re thinking about them, send a quick message. You don’t know how much of a difference you could make to their day!

Listen to them! The quote below from Oscar Wilde describes how conversation is important to a successful friendship. Communication is key to successfully building trust and in return, making a friendship long lasting.

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”– Oscar Wilde

! Physical touch isn’t everyone’s love language, but sometimes giving a friend a squeeze, even on their arm can make them feel loved. They may have felt alone or slightly down recently and that contact may just lift their spirits!

Celebrate with your friends. You experience so many milestones and challenges that life throws at you together. Reminisce on the good times and plan to make more memories!

Don’t be alarmed if your taste in friendship changes as you get older

You grow into being more comfortable in your own skin and may start to enjoy time spent with those who have different tastes and personalities to you.

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