May 6, 2013

Vitamin F

We all have a variety of friends who are all so different in character?

How is it possible that I can get along with them all?  I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.

With one of them I am polite.  With another I joke.  With another I can be a bit naughty and with some, I can sit down and talk about serious matters. With another I laugh a lot. I listen to one friend's problems and then I listen to another friend’s advice for me.  We are all very unique.

My friends are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When the puzzle is completed, they form a beautiful portrait.

I'm blessed with wonderful friends that I treasure.  They are my friends who understand me better than I understand myself. They're friends who support me through good days and bad.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.  Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends and Family) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well-being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.

If you enjoy Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments, it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.

I'm so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!

In summary, we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together and pray for each other in the tough moments.

Some of my friends go way back to the third grade and others are faceless cyberspace friends from blogs online. I know I am part of theirs because their names appear on my computer screen every day and I feel blessed that they care as much for me as I care for them.

Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!


  1. I LOVE this idea of friends and blog buddies being vitamins. GOOD for your health. Thank you for being one of mine too.

  2. I try to take a good dose of Vitamin F regularly. It is good for what ails you!.

  3. Forwarded from Barbara Maitland:

    Thanks Rose, I hope to be in your Vitamin F bottle.