by Mary Jedlicka Humston
“The greatest gift of life is friendship. And I have received it.”- Hubert H. Humphrey
Just how many close friends do you have? A Girlfriends survey conducted by Family Circle magazine found 52% of women have between three and five, 19% have six or more, but 4% of respondents said they had no one they could claim as a close friend.
Are you among the one in five women who connect four or more times a day with friends through some form of social media?
Is not having enough time your greatest obstacle to making friends as an adult? If you answered yes, then you feel the same as 40% of the surveyed women.
Would you like to reconnect with a long-lost friend? So would nearly one-third of the survey respondents.
If you can relate to any of the above facts, then you fit right in with the 1,000 women who answered Family Circle’s Girlfriends survey. Purchase their Sept. 2016 issue, and you’ll be greeted with other factual tidbits about BFFs just like the ones above.
How do you plan to celebrate Female Friendship Month?
Will you reach out to a friend from your past? If you replied yes, will you do so by writing a personal letter to tell her what she means to you?
Don’t want to write? Just sign and mail a greeting card, or send an email instead. Would you prefer a “real” conversation? Make a phone call.
Is there someone you can take out to lunch? Invite over for tea, coffee, and treats? Meet for a movie, hike, museum, or gallery exhibit?
Perhaps, a certain name keeps coming to mind. Why do you think that is? What are you going to do about it?
So, I ask again…
What will you do to celebrate your female friends in September?
*As for us, we’ll be celebrating friendship and the one-year anniversary of Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink all month long, with special giveaways, reviews of books related to letter-writing and friendship, and by sharing websites we’ve discovered since our book was released in 2015.*