The Friend List

The Friend List, AKA, The Buddy System

If you want to go fast, go alone, bring some friends.

We all have those times when life throws curve balls. Moving to a new town, breaking a bone, losing a job, or maybe you just feel down for no reason that you can pinpoint. When you have those tough times, who is at the top of your list to talk to? THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE. 

If one person doesn't pick up, someone else will.

This is the beauty of the buddy system. We all have busy lives but chances are, if one of your friends can’t talk right now, someone else can. 

The 5 a day Challenge

One way to stay connected is to reach out to a few friends every day. One of my friends challenged me to do this when I was away from family during the holidays, and those brief conversations warmed my heart and helpd me to know that I wasn’t alone, and I even ended up visiting one of those friends for Christmas Dinner. 

The challenge we have for you, if you choose to accept it, is to reach out to 5 friends a day, for 5 days in a row, even if it is just a brief “Hi, how are you doing?” Then report back!


What is the Buddy System?

From Dennis Schleicher


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