The Health Benefits of Friendship

This week, an article was brought to my attention about the health benefits of friendship and it inspired me. The article makes so much sense giving what we know about the rapid decrease of health in the elderly when they unfortunately end up alone. We are social beings and it’s natural for us to want to live in groups rather than solitude.

Friends and family are so easy to take for granted. We often forget what it is that they actually do for us, so I invite you all to practice some gratitude and try to notice how the people around you make you feel. When things are rough, imagine how much worse they would be if you didn’t have your friends and family around you. I truly believe that as humans the most important thing we have is quite simply each other.


Life is constantly changing, sometimes in an instant, and we are left to adapt to those changes. It is mostly at times of struggle when the bigger picture is suddenly revealed to us and we realise just how lucky we are to have special people in our lives to help us along. Don’t wait to feel grateful for what you have because you never know when you might look back and wish you could relive moments that at the time you took for granted.

I’ll leave you with a quote.

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”