"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vitamin F

Have you seen this email yet?

Vitamin F

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!


DJan said...

Me too! And some of my favorite friends are virtual, like you! Doesn't matter where you get 'em, Vitamin F does make me happy. :-)

Brian Miller said...

friends def add to your quality of life...and they are good to have in a wide variety...there are a few though that are special that i could not do without...

Abby said...

I don't always get my recommended daily allowance of vitamin F, but I know I should. Thanks for the reminder!

LL Cool Joe said...

I don't have enough friends, that's probably why I'm ill!

Ms. A said...

Other than family, my friends are virtual and I'm extremely glad to have them.

Stephen Hayes said...

I don't think it possible to have too much vitamin F. I know I could use another dose.

terri said...

The older I get the more I appreciate friends, their differences and what they bring out in me. Thanks for the reinforcement that friends aren't just a nice perk, but a necessity in life.

Pauline said...

That's one vitamin overdose I wouldn't mind! You captured the joy of diverse friends, each one so special is their own way. I'm morbid because I've been to a dear friends funeral today, I doubt I will ever have another friend that will take his place.

Rock Chef said...

Yep, carefully chosen friends are very good for you!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Friends really are priceless, CiCi.
I hadn't seen this email before but it's really so true.

Hope you are feeling good and have a fun weekend in store.

xo jj