Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Why do I have a variety of friends who are so different in character? How is it possible I can get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a different part of me.
With one of them I am polite. With another I joke. With another I can be a bit naughty. I can sit down and talk about serious matters with one. With another I laugh a lot. I listen to one friend's problems. Then I listen to another one's advice for me.
My friends are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. A treasure of friends!
They are friends who understand me and accept me for myself.
Doctors say that friends are good for our health. Dr Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.
If you enjoy Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases your chance of cardiac arrest or stroke.
I'm so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!