VITAMIN F FOR FRIENDSHIP by Lois W. Stern
Posted by loiswstern
A friend sent me this message, reminding me to value my friends, keep in touch with them, laugh with them, and pray both for them and with them during those tough moments.
* Another Off the Beaten Path Story from Lois
Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How can I 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 and laugh a lot. I sit down and talk about serious matters with yet another, while listening to or sharing life’s problems. And with a fourth dear friend, I seek advice.
My friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form a treasure box. A treasury of friends! They are my friends who understand me better than I understand myself, who support me through good days and bad days. We all hope and pray together and for one another.
Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin Fs (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well-being.
If you enjoy Vitamin Fs constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.
I’m so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!
Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!
Beauty Without . . .
What’s Your Passion?
* I write on many different topics across the Internet. I call them
my OFF THE BEATEN PATH articles because they extend beyond the
typical concept of beauty. Some explore my thoughts on inner beauty,
some tell inspirational stories of people whose deeds have brought
more beauty to the lives of virtual strangers, and some will be
little more than vignettes of personal experiences that have helped
me find peace and harmony in my life.
About loiswsternI was in education for just over 20 years when I unexpectedly pursued another passion and entered the world of authors and journalists. I have since published two non-fiction, full length books on different aspects of beauty, but also avidly endorse the confluence of Inner and Outer beauty. I have written feature articles for Long Island Beauty Guide and LI Woman, and have served as Editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site for plastic surgery and beauty needs. I enjoy researching what's new in the world of aesthetics & anti-aging and devote one of my blogs: www.FabulousBeautyBlog.wordpress.com to sharing cutting edge, hype-free information. I devote my second blog to my other passion: writing, collecting and sharing stories to warm the spirit and inspire the soul. To this end, I have created an 'Authors Helping Authors' project/contest, to create books for inspiration, the first of which is titled: Tales 2 Inspire ~ Beyond Coincidence. It is a jewel of a book, filled with inspiring stories and full color original photos and/or drawings. If you're a talented writer with one inspiring story to share, visit www.tales2inspire.com to learn how to participate. FREE to enter. All you need is the talent and perseverance to do so. Lots of positive platform building opportunities for the winners. Learn more at: www.tales2inspire.com.
Posted on February 11, 2012, in Off the Beaten Path, Tales2Inspire, The Power of Your Words, Words to Inspire and tagged "Vitamin F for Friends"", author, friends, friendship, Lois W. Stern. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.