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I don't really nurture these connections like I should. I love it when I see them, but I don't see them enough. I rely on the seeds I sowed when we first met, and ongoing shared experiences, often, years ago, rather than putting in the effort they deserve now.
I want to be a good friend. I want to be available. I want to support my friends. I want to be more attentive. I want to know more about their day-to-day lives again, not just the big stuff. I want to listen to their stories.
Being connected to your community is an important factor in maintaining health. Having a network of support is essential for your well-being and peace of mind. Having other adults in the world who know and care about your children lessens the responsibility of raising them on your own.
I was reminded today that good people can spiral out of control without connection. Having someone who looks out for you and notices your moods and behaviours is essential for accountability and motivation. Having stable relationships enables you to grow as a person.
Without connection there is loneliness and isolation.
Do you nurture your connections?