Wednesday, May 16, 2007

spt challenge - that's what friends are for



did you know may 20 - 26, 2007 is national new friends/old friends week?


"With the 24/7 increasing demands of work -- because of the constant access through e-mail, cell phones, the Internet, and technological devices -- it's more important than ever to make the time for friends, no matter how busy you are," says Dr. Jan Yager, friendship expert, coach, author and founder of National New Friends, Old Friends Week. "Saying, 'I don't have the time,' has, unfortunately, become as much of a reality as it is an excuse. At least during National New Friends, Old Friends Week, make the time to let your old and new friends know that they matter to you. If you're really too busy to get together, at least send an e-mail, letter or make a phone call."

"Of course it's important to remember and celebrate our close or best friends (and even our casual friends) all year round, but this annual event just helps remind us all how we should never take our old friends for granted or stop developing or cultivating new friends."


so, i had NO idea about this week!! have you heard of it? who is this dr. jan yager? i want to be a friendship expert too!!

can you guess the challenge?!? that's right!! - make new friends and keep the old.

i like this because it is really two challenges in one. you've been challenged to answer the questions: who is an old friend? who is a new friend? how long have you known them? what brought you together? have you drifted then reconnected? where do you meet new friends??

but you are also challenged to do more than just tell us about them. in the spirit of national new friends/old friends week, make the time to let your friends know that they matter to you!! have lunch, send good mail, pick up the phone. this is "just because" connecting at it's finest!!

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Fun--another challenge. Looks like I have some photos to take this weekend!

Angie said...

I can't wait. I'm sure this will end up being more difficult than I expect it to be. Where do I even start with this one?

Jill said...

Hooray, something that won't be too hard for me to do!

Darla said...

What a great idea Lelly....
Have a great day!!!

Staci said...

Sounds like a fun idea. You can add me to your sidebar.

Price Cream Parlor said...

Ok - better start thinking. I have some ideas...

michelle said...

This will be a fun one!

Kim said...

I love this challenge...please add me to your sidebar!

Barb said...

Sad that I need this challenge. I love that poem '. . . those are silver, these are gold' Although my new friends are pretty golden, too.

Kelly said...

This will be fun!

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, I love this one!

carlo said...

love, love, love it!

Rebekah said...

I'm very excited about this SPT. I've was thinking about old friends this past week, and how people 'grow out' of certain friendships as their lives change. I started to realize how many friends I would have today if I had tried to stay in contact with all the people I've met in the past 7 years. I wonder if it's ok to move on from certain friendships, or if I should still be in close contact with everyone I knew my freshman year of college. I guess it just depends on the circumstance. I've changed so much over the years and I'm sure my old friends have as well. Occasionally I'll run into people I used to be friends with and depending on the person it can feel like times have never changed or we haven't seen each other in a million years.

Cindy said...

What a fun challenge. Realized I had done the challenge...by accident on my own last night! Check it out and please add me to your sidebar. Thanks!

Cristin said...

Looks like a fun one!

donna said...
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donna said...

Oh a how fun!

Rachel said...

YIKES - this one will actually be hard for me...the new friend part. I'll try not to BOW OUT of this week. It would be good for me to BRANCH OUT of my comfort zone!