Making new friends is a great way to help us learn about the world. When we have friends who are different to us, we learn more about empathy and tolerance.
Sometimes we get caught up in the busyness of our lives and our comfortable social circle. Today is a great day to get outside of your comfort zone and meet a new person at work, school, or in your community.
William Butler Yeats, an Irish poet, said, “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”
If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a new person in real life, you can use social media to make a new friend – perhaps the friend of a friend, or even someone in your broad social circles whom you don’t know very well.
You could also use this weird holiday as a way to rekindle an old friendship. Only 1 in 12 friendships are long-term, and sometimes we miss those who were friends in the past. Social media makes it easy to reconnect with them.
Ideas for National Make a Friend Day
Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate today and make a new friend.
Some people might say you don’t need friends as much when you start a family. But the opposite is true - moms need girlfriends more than ever! Use Make a New Friend Day to learn about this need and motivate you to get out there and get some new mom friends.
With the kids back in school and getting older friendships are starting to have a major influence on their and our lives at home. We all want our kids to choose their own friends who are kind and will set a good example. But, when it comes to friendship, sometimes our kids need a little helping hand when it comes to learning about what it means to be a true friend and how to choose the right ones. Use Make a New Friend Day to teach these skills!
Now that you know what a Mom Tribe is and why you need one to thrive as a stay at home mom, give it a try on Make a New Friend Day! Here’s what you need to know to find new Mom Friends and how you’ll know if they’re Mom Tribe worthy.
If you’ve ever wondered how to help your child make friends, it’s time to get down to the basics! Use Make a New Friend Day to learn a simple, but often forgotten life skill that teaches kids - and adults! - to make friends with immediate results.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever met another woman and all of a sudden developed a friend crush? That feeling where you just know you should be friends, and you get super excited at the thought of seeing them, and you want to know everything about them? The excitement of it feels a lot like having a romantic crush, but totally platonic. Find out what to do and how it happens on Make a New Friend Day.
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