Friends help fill you up

December 10, 2010
Friends help fill you up

Who helps in filling you up?

If you are like anyone else you build up pressure from life’s complexity. Each day you wake-up renewed and each small little thing builds on top of the last. Perhaps you were wanting to wake up early to go for a run but your dog wanted you to take him for a walk. When you get back to the house your kids over slept and you will need to take them to school because they will miss the bus. When you get to work you forgot about an early morning meeting that you are 15 minutes late for and un-prepared. Who in your life do you call or meet for coffee to let out the gas? We all need to have someone who will not judge us and will simply allow us to vent, you know the people that really have your back. If you don’t have that person in your life it may be time to find one. Not only will it help you be more engaged in work it will help them too.

“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.” – Aristotle

Laugh with us
Accept us
See our best
Bring a smile to our face
Provide a place to share our secrets

Friendship Spreads like a Virus
According to Harvard University social scientist Nicholas Christakis and University of California, San Diego professor James Fowler published their groundbreaking study about the contagion of obesity in 2007. It turns out that becoming the center of your social network pays dividends. In the negative it can spread obesity and virus but it can also spread ideas and healthy habits. Throw a party but make sure you invite the people you want to become in your life. The more friends you have in your life the greater the relief. Those who find themselves down an out are more likely to be those without friends.

Friendship at Work
“Those who say they have no real friends at work have only a one in 12 chance of feeling engaged in their job. Conversely, if you have a “best friend at work”, you are seven times more likely to feel engaged in your job.” writes Palgrave Macmillan according to Tom Rath who is a director Gallup Organization.

“A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.”

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