Today's Kindness #431: January 10, 2024
🤗Reconnect With Someone Special🤗
You probably have fond memories of an old friend chatting, laughing, and spending time with them. The two of you may have drifted apart over time, but occasionally something may remind you of them, causing you to wonder how they are.
If you've lost touch with a friend, you're not alone. According to a 2016 study, people often tend to lose touch with others after the age of 25. Life can get in the way, with hectic schedules, different paths, life changes, and big moves making it difficult to keep in touch with all the people in your life.
Benefits of Reconnecting With Old Friends:
- Reliving happy memories: Spending time with an old friend can help you remember and relive happy memories, adventures, and the strong bonds you developed through challenging times.
- Getting in touch with your past: Rekindling friendships from different times in your life can help you reconnect with different parts of yourself. Old friends can remind you of the person you used to be and help get you in touch with parts of yourself that might have become suppressed over the years.
- Offering a new perspective: Reconnecting with old friends can give you a new perspective on your life now, relative to how it was in the past. You can also get a perspective on the past from someone who has been through it with you.
- Building your community: Reestablishing a friendship with an old friend can help you strengthen your roots and feel more grounded in your community. A deeper feeling of connectedness contributes to better well-being.
Reach out to someone you haven't seen in a while and schedule a time to catch up over a coffee (or a video call if they are far away). Remind them how much they mean to you.
"Make new friends, but don't forget the old, One is silver, the other is gold."
~ Urban Sayings