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Thankful for Friendship

September is International Women’s Friendship Month. If you’re familiar with Divas With A Purpose, you’ll know that I’m quite thankful for friendship and try to foster positive, working, balanced relationships between women in my personal and professional lives.

Generally, the friendships among women are stronger than the bonds between men. Overall, we’re more emotional and our friendships and relationships take on those traits, as well.

Thankful for Friendship

 Friendship: It Really Is Good For You

The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology published a study where researchers asked participants to stand at the base of a steep hill and estimate how tough it would be to climb. Those standing with a friend gauged the ascent to be less steep compared with those who were alone. Friends make climbing those mountains – literally and figuratively – much easier! Having someone to motivate and encourage you as you climb (sometimes struggling, falling and ready to just turn back around) makes a huge difference.

Studies have also shown that social support can protect against dementia, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of depression. Having a circle of friends can save your life and make it much more enjoyable to live!

 What friendships are you thankful for?
Please share in the comments what you’re thankful for this week – you never know how you’ll inspire and motivate someone else.  Bloggers, feel free to link-up below. Happy Thursday!

Thankful Thursday

Each Thursday on Divas With A Purpose, we pause to reflect on what we’re thankful for. Gratitude is a huge part of my life. A few years ago I made a conscious decision to reflect more on what I had versus what I did not have – since then I’ve seen a considerable positive change in my attitude and demeanor even in stressful situations.

I encourage my supporters to take a moment to think about what they have to be thankful for. Feel free to share below in the comments – you never know how you’ll inspire and motivate someone else.

Happy Thursday, Divas!

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Leslie

Saturday 7th of September 2013

Hey Dolls! I love this post & that you guys do a thing every week for it! I don't know what I'd do without my friends. I live with my best friend & I don't know what is do without her.

I'm stopping by from SITS & I'm a new follower through BlogLovin & Twitter. I hope you guys are having a great weekend!

Michelle

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

Hey Leslie! Thanks so much for stopping by SITSah :) It's true - my best friend is truly a life saver!

mocadeaux

Saturday 7th of September 2013

Visiting from SITS Sharefest. I am so grateful for my friends. I have two distinct groups of who mean the world to me: my college friends and my "Moms and Tots" group. Two of my college roommates married two of my husband's college roommates so we have had a very special, close knit group still going strong after almost 40 years. My "Moms and Tots" group dates back to when my now 31 year old son was a baby. As our children grew, the purpose of the group changed from being a mommy support group to a group of dear girlfriends. Now when we get together we share stories about our grandchildren! I'm a very lucky gal!

Michelle

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

Welcome SITSah! It's amazing how our groups of friends can mature and adapt throughout life!

Sadie

Saturday 7th of September 2013

True friends are so hard to find!

Adin B

Friday 6th of September 2013

I too am not familiar with it, but it is nice to recognize, remember and cherish real friendship. I sure my friends back in the Philippines. I miss them dearly.

Nova S

Friday 6th of September 2013

TRUE FRIENDS are very RARE to find, so when you found one. never ever let go of them, I'm very thankful that aside from my husband, my siblings I also have great friends who never leaves me, even though we are thousand miles apart, we work on communicating as often as we can and help one another through advices.. I guess the the luckiest...

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