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FEBRUARY 2016 - Friends Are The Best Medicine by Christy Noble

February 16, 2016 11:28 AM | Linda Wilson (Administrator)

This message has been circulated and once I read it, I thought of all of my different friends at The Monday Club.  Thank you to Leslie Gottesman and Lisa Guy for sharing it with me. Now, I would like to share it with all of you.

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character?

How is it possible that I can get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a “different" part of me.

With one of them I am polite. With another I joke - with another I can be a bit naughty! I can sit down and talk about serious matters with one. With another I laugh a lot. I listen to one friend’s problems. Then, I listen to one friend’s advice for me.

My friends are like a jigsaw puzzle.  When completed they form a treasure box.  A treasure of friends! They are all my friends who understand me better than I understand myself. They are friends who support me through good days and bad.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends) and counts the belief of friends as essential to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. If you enjoy Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age! The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in our most intense moments, it decreases the chance of cardiac arrest, or stroke by 50%. I am so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!

In summary, it is important to value our friends and keep in touch with them. We try to see the funny side of things and laugh together and send healing thoughts for each other in tough moments.

Some of my friends are friends on-line. I know I am one of their friends because their names appear on my computer screen often. I feel blessed that they care as much for me as I do for them. Thank each one of you for being one of my Vitamins!

Here’s to our good health and our friendships!


  • February 18, 2016 6:17 PM | Joyce Zorger
    Christy dear, Loved this sharing about the importance of having friends in our lives. Tomorrow, two of my favorite riding friends are coming over with their horses and we're going out on a trail ride. When we get back, we're having a PP. Contrary to what you may think, those letters stand for "Pasture Picnic". We'll let our horses loose in the pasture behind the barn where there's lots of green grass for them to eat. We three friends will sit out on lawn chairs enjoying our "Pasture Picnic" while our horses enjoy theirs.

    I so enjoy my Monday Club friends. Each one enriches my life in her own unique way.

    Blessed be, Joyce
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