Take a moment to think about the friendships in your life. Are you reminiscing about the laughter, fun times and happiness you’ve shared with others? I recently wrote an article about true friendships and ways you can recognize them; I truly believe a strong bond between individuals is one of the most important keys to happiness. Why are friendships so crucial? Read on for four reasons.
Why Do We Need Friends? 4 Reasons
- Friendships Bring Us Comfort
Strong friendships have the power to bring us comfort, serenity and an enormous sense of well-being, as well as the opportunity for adventure and childlike experiences. When we are part of a solid friendship, we begin to feel like we belong and are special to someone. With friends, there is someone journeying through life with us who listens, cares, understands and appreciates us without judgments.
- Friendships Make Us More Honest
With true friendships, we act without false roles or defensive masks because we are being treated with honesty and respect. This is what makes friendship precious beyond words. When we feel secure in our friendships, we are able to open ourselves up with an honesty not found in other relationships.
- Friendships Help Us Heal
We need friendships for inspiration, motivation and support. Extraordinary strength, transformation and healing can take place through our bonds with others. Friendships thrive through life’s challenges, struggles, sufferings, happy times and joyful days.
- Friendships Inspire Us to Be Better People
We need friends not only for companionship, but also to better ourselves. Friendships, even low-maintenance ones, can help us learn more about our lives and values, encourage us to succeed in our careers, help us reach our goals and be generally happier people.
Friendship is a process of giving and receiving. It is enlivened through loving attention and care. Over time, our bonds grow stronger and wiser with time, becoming seasoned and refined. How have you found happiness through your friendships with others? Please tell me about it in the comments below!