Key 4 – Shared Experiences

Spending time doing things together is such an essential component of healthy relationships.  At times, distance separates us from participating in the activities we enjoy together, but there are creative ways to create new experiences long-distance. Maybe it’s as simple as coordinating a Skype or FaceTime chat to experience an occasion together.  The little things, the everyday conversations, the meals shared, the trips together, the games played together, even the plans that fall apart…these are all moments of connecting and creating memories together. 

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.

—C. S. Lewis 

Thought to ponder: What is a dream of a shared experience with a particular friend? What can I do to make that dream become a reality?