A few years ago, Tamekia Reece wrote an article for Prevention. Reece identified ten habits of people who lived to be 100. At the top of the list was one thing.
Mix and mingle.
She wrote, “People live longer and happier lives if they make new friends and keep old ones.”
Another study conducted in the United Kingdom found that people with a solid community of friends live four years longer than those who don’t.
Investing into the lives of others is good for your health, happiness, and recovery. Andrew Carnegie was right when he said, “No man can become rich without enriching others.” The Bible agrees: “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 John 1:7).
Recovery Step: Do yourself (and others) a favor by doing two things – make new friends and keep old ones.