Last Friday night, I went to a friends engagement party. Last Saturday, I went to my grandma’s 96th birthday party. Last Sunday, I went to a surprise 40th birthday party and this week my husband and I invited people over to celebrate another big event. After attending an overwhelming number of celebrations, I noticed that without friends, celebrations and life just aren’t the same. Maybe getting old is difficult because you don’t have as many friends or people celebrating each milestone with you. Maybe with each milestone, it can feel like there are less and less friends to care for you and appreciate who you are. So if you want to age well, I’m convinced that amidst the career driven and personal goals, we young people need to remember that aging will be much less stressful and overwhelming if we keep and make new friends along the way. Friends – you just can’t do without them.
If your parent/grandparent was at a doctor’s appointment or in the hospital, would you know how to advocate them? Would you know how to help