My Friend (a Friend, not a "friend") shared an article on Facebook about letting your Friends know that you care and are thinking of them. It got me to thinking: I'm a terrible Friend. I'm fun - so there's that. But as far as staying in touch, reaching out and generally being less of an asshole (a reference to the lost post that none of us will ever read), I'm not really a good Friend. I'm a "friend" - ick.
Occasionally I'll feel lonely. I blame me. I know hundreds of people (368 according to FB). I consider 80 of them my "friends" and 20 of them Friends. It's become too easy to be isolated. Social media and texting are the enemy of human connection. I see it in my high schooler and her Friends. They know everything about everyone but talk to no one. I, myself have become very, very, very comfortable being alone.
So, what's the lesson here? Get off your ass, get moving, call a Friend, call your mother? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Being satisfied with your own company is important (note to self: being productive during that time is wise too). It is Mentally and Physically healthy to connect with people. A kind word to a Friend may be the difference in their day - be the difference. Everyone has something to give to the world - no matter how big their world may be - get out there and give a little.
Well, there's your list, take your pick. Make it a great day!
PaleoRestart Day 8 - officially down 2.6 lbs (though I liked being down 5.6 on Friday better!)
Fitbit - came in 2nd place behind KG (damn her!)