My basis of my monthly goals is from the AMAZING BOOK, The Happiness Project. This month all my goals are centered around friendship. Friends are such a special part of life. So I love focusing on friends and strengthening the friendships I have.
Make 3 new friends
I think birthdays are so wonderful. I love celebrating the birthdays of all my loved ones, both friends and family. I plan on remembering the birthdays of all my friends and at a bare minimum send them a text, Facebook post, or email. However, if I can kick it up a notch I will either call or send a handwritten note or maybe even stop by their house. I want to make them feel special. The first step is to write all the birthdays down and REMEMBER.
I want to focus on generosity this month. I want to help when I can and be a support to all of my friends. If a particular friend has a dream I want to be one of their biggest cheerleaders. If they need help trying to figure something out I want to help them and give advice when wanted or needed.
Thank heavens I am surrounded by amazing women that don't find the need to gossip. However, it can always sneak up on me and it is such a negative and ugly thing to do. There is no need for gossip in my life and so I plan to put a wall up to gossip. I don't want any part of it.
As adults it can be difficult to find ways to make new friends, but I plan to go out of my way to make at least 3 new friends. It might be at one of my daughter's activities. It might be at church. Or it might be somewhere completely unexpected, like a party or some other gathering. I'm excited to find out!
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In the book Gretchen Rubin talks about visiting friends who just had babies. I plan to help new moms that just had babies and to visit them. I plan to help friends that are having a bad day. I plan to go to activities that friends invite me to. I plan to SHOW UP. That can be the hardest part. Just start walking or get in my car and start driving; make it a priority. My life can be so busy sometimes, but showing up for friends can mean the world to them and to me!
Challenge and Giveaway
Challenge this month-Choose any of these options (or all 4):
- Call a friend on their birthday or at least send them a text.
- If gossip sneaks up in your friend group either walk away or stop the gossip.
- Join the challenge with me and make 3 new friends.
- Plan a day or evening with one or more of your friends.
Email me at email@example.com when you are completed with the challenge. In the email include what you did to complete the challenge.
A pack of 5 handmade birthday cards
I am hoping these will help you when you are remembering friends' birthdays! Your friends will feel so special to get a handmade card from you with a thoughtful note written inside. Each of the 5 cards will be unique.
Check out the other months in my Quest For More Happiness: