Why Are We So Excited, It is National Call a Friend Day
National Call a Friend Day is on the horizon (December 28th), reminding us to carve out time to actually pick up the phone and call at least one friend or family member, maybe one you won’t be seeing over the holidays. You can even Face Time or Skype them to create a deeper sense of connection by seeing one another! Conversations with friends happen less and less nowadays, and this is the perfect national holiday to get you back in the swing of connecting with your friends and catching up with what’s been going on in their lives.
Humans are social creatures and crave interactions with others that fall outside the realm of digital communications including text messages, emails, and messages through various social media platforms. Friends are usually very understanding of your hectic life schedule, and a lot refrain from contacting you, as not to interrupt your flow of work, family, and carving out a little time for yourself. In the time we are living, we have developed the habit of not picking up the phone to call our friends, usually opting to send a quick text message or have a group message with several friends going.
An idea to engage in this special day is to host a get together with your friends
themed around connecting, and making a plan to stay in touch. Nothing feels as good as reconnecting with those that mean so much to you, no matter what phase of your life each friend came into, they are all equally important in contributing to who you are. For those that live too far away to attend, dial them up and video chat with them, in an effort to make them a part of the fun.
Whether you are a social butterfly, or an introvert who only has a few close friends, our friendships are bonds that are very important to our overall sense of well-being, and certainly need love, attention, and work to prosper. By hearing one another’s voice and tone we are better able to connect and sense how the other is feeling.
Make a plan on how you can connect more with one another, whether that’s a special day of the month or week, and challenge yourselves to keep up with connecting and try not to cancel.
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Great friends are hard to find, and it’s so important that we cherish the ones that we have in our lives. What we water is what will grow! Make an effort on December 28th, to reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, and then continue down the list in your little black book until your heart is content. I guarantee you will be happy that you embarked on this purposeful communication!