How a Healthy Friendship Can Be the Best Medicine



If you think that you’re the only one that doesn’t have family, or what one would consider a big family, you’re not alone. As surprised as you may be, there are many people that not only don’t have a big family, but that are so strong themselves, and act as their own backbone when it comes to being resilient and independent in life. Having said that, it’s always nice to have a good friend.

Anyone can get lonely at times, and that’s why it’s good to surround yourselves with loving and positive people. As well, it’s always good to try and avoid toxic and negative people at all costs. You should pick and choose the people that you surround yourself with, and only bring in certain types of people that will want the best for you, as well as those that are righteous, decent, and loving. 
Many people that don’t have big families, or any family at all for that matter, will surround themselves with a few friends, and yes, I’m saying a few friends, because all anyone really needs in life is a few really good friends. Even having one solid and strong friendship can be a blessing in life. And it’s more so, about quality than quantity in this case, as well as in many other cases. 

Even though it’s great to be your own backbone, and to be strong, and feel good about yourself and your life, it’s also truly a blessing when you have even one really good friendship with someone. Now remember, friendships are just like any other relationship, and they can never be one-sided. It’s always good to be selfless and giving when it comes to any relationship that you’re in, including friendships. And the more that you give to another person, and the more selfless that you are with your actions, the more that the love and kindness will reciprocate in the friendship. 

Having said all of the above, it’s always that easy to find good friends, let alone to try and find even one solid, strong, or even decent friendship. Again, like any other relationship, healthy friendships take time to develop and to get to the point of being really wonderful. You have to be willing to put in a certain amount of effort into the things that you do. And even when it comes to how you behave towards others, as well as, how you act in social settings, you need to be kind and genuine. 

There are many ways that you can make friends, and you can basically meet people just about anywhere, even on your way to get a cup of coffee in the morning.
Just remember to keep an open mind and an open heart when it comes to meeting new people and developing new friendships. A good friend is never a judgemental friend, and that something that’s imperative to know and remember. Therefore, remember to be friendly, and be open towards meeting new people at any point throughout your day. Another thing that’s a big tip when it comes to making new friends is remembering one simple factor, and that’s to smile. Being approachable is essential in any relationship, including when it comes to making a new friend. 

Remember, nothing can replace any family that you might’ve lost. But having even one really good and healthy friendship can truly be the best medicine for a lonely heart. Don’t ever think that you’re alone in this world, because you’re not. Just keep your heart open towards making new friends, and many times, those friends can become “just like family.” 

Anne Cohen
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