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As we revel in the reasons for the seasons – I thought it would be fun to tell you that this week, December 28th, is National Call a Friend Day! Between the stress of the daily grind at work, the needs of your family, and ensuring you have a little time for yourself, our lives can get awfully hectic. National Call a Friend Day reminds us all to take a few minutes, pick up the phone, and call that friend who always makes a difference. In modern times, technology has the capacity to unite us more than ever before. The internet has become an easy way to stay connected, but nothing takes the place of a human voice. In our day-to-day lives of whizzing from one task to the next (or even multi-tasking on all our projects at once), technology often has the opposite effect. Checking emails, answering texts, responding to Facebook notifications, and other tech-based tasks can fill up our lives and actually make us feel less connected to the people we’re spending all our time connecting with! So, with the holiday season rapidly drawing to a close this year, reach out with a phone call today and connect, voice to voice, with a good friend or family member.

Something to Think About
Many seniors do not spend time each day on the internet. They wait for a call, visit, or letter to brighten their day. Let’s make this a week to reach out!

Weekly Activity
This year was especially difficult for those in nursing homes. They were not able to hug, touch, or see those they love on a regular basis. If there is someone you love who is not able to get out, make a special effort or trip this week to see them or connect with them.

Words of Wisdom
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you. – Winnie the Pooh

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one”. – C.S. Lewis

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. – David Tyson

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie

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