How long has it been since you reached out to a close friend to tell them you care about them? Recently, a dear friend of mine lost her husband of 32 years. What a shock to lose your best friend and companion after such a long relationship. My friend has been in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis since this tragic loss. I find that there is a fine line between being in touch too much and letting my friend know that I’m here for her. I asked her how I could support her yesterday and her answer was simple. She said to tell her, “You go Girl,” and I did.

It doesn’t have to be a devastating loss that reminds us to reach out to friend. It can be as simple as “I”ve been thinking of you,” or “You’ve been on my heart alot lately.” The important thing is to just do it. Your words of kindness can change someone’s day profoundly. Reach out to a friend today.

What about you? Who do you need to reach out to? When will you do it?

Reach Out to a Friend Today

6 thoughts on “Reach Out to a Friend Today

  • August 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Nice reminder to let them tell us what would mean the most at that moment. Most people would not have thought to tell her, “You go girl” and yet she received just what she needed because you asked. Sending love to you and your friend.

  • August 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry for your friend’s loss. Reaching out, especially when it’s unexpected, can be really special to the recipient. I set reminders for myself to check-in with people who are going through a tough time so I don’t forget. Thanks for the reminder!

  • August 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I love the reaching out. I am living abroad, and it is interesting to see what friends have reached out to me to send a text or facebook hello. It makes such a difference! I am trying to do the same when I think of my people, but it can mean so much!

  • August 6, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your friend’s loss. My dad passed away after being married to my mom for over 25 years. It’s hard to imagine being without your best friend, but I love what she said. Go girl, indeed!

    • August 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Jess and sorry for your loss.

      • August 21, 2019 at 5:29 am

        I’m a big believer in staying in touch with friends around the country. I’ve moved from East Coast to West Coast to East Coast and back several times. I send emails every few weeks to friends who I may only see once a year or less, but I just want to stay in touch and let them know I care. And that way we know what’s going on in each others lives.
        I also love sending cards snail mail. It’s amazing how much people still love to get a card in the mail. I probably send out easily 75 a year not counting Christmas cards: birthdays, anniversaries, funny holidays, get well cards, all make a difference in helping a friend feel that she is a forever friend. Friendship is so important and adds a constant source of love and joy in our lives. I’m so glad your friend has you there to help her through this difficult time.

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