Life is more fun when you have people to spend it with. Regardless of who you are, where you live or what you do, having friends to be with and travel through life with can make a huge difference. Even if you’re someone who enjoys being alone, you still need people in your life.
People who care about you. People you can count on. People who will be there for you when life deals you a hard hand.
You deserve to have friends who love and support you through good and bad times.
You’ve got to find your tribe.
Find those people who will accept you for who you are. The ones who will see you at your worst and love you anyway. People who bring out the best in you and who are there for you even when it isn’t convenient. That’s how you know you’ve found your tribe.
As we get older, it can be harder to meet people and make new friends. Especially, if you’re busy with work and responsibilities. As adults, we don’t have as many opportunities to meet new people. It can take time and energy to figure out where you fit in and belong. You have to be willing to intentionally put yourself in situations where you are likely to meet people you have something in common with.
Everyone deserves to have a tribe.
Even if you’re the kind of person who likes to be alone, you still need people you can depend and lean on. Someone to call when life tosses you a bad day or an unfair hand. A place to go when you don’t know what to do.
If you haven’t found your tribe and you don’t feel like you’ve found true friends, don’t despair.
They’re out there, it just might take a little time and effort to meet them. Join clubs that appeal to you and that will attract other people with similar interests. Volunteer your time at community events you feel passionate about and that are important to you. If you like exercising, join a gym. If you like cooking, take a cooking class. Many churches and synagogues are great places to meet other people with similar values. It might take a little time to meet the kind of people you have a lot in common with, but be willing to put yourself out there.
You can’t find your tribe if you’re at home and watching Netflix by yourself.
When you meet someone, be friendly and start a conversation. Don’t be afraid to take the initiative. Invite someone to grab a coffee. You really don’t have anything to lose. You never know, you might meet your next BFF.
While it might take a little time and work, your tribe is out there, waiting for you to find them. Be willing to get out of your comfort zone, start up a conversation with a potential friend and see where it takes you.
It’s worth it, I promise. You will never know unless you try.
Find meaning each day,