Forty-One (57 Ways to Beat Loneliness & Depression)

Reconnect with Old friends.

The other day I went to watch a movie (Midnight in Paris) with a group of people, but only two of us showed up. This guy (let’s call him G) and I. Everything went pretty well. He paid for the movies, I paid for the snacks, and we went along to enjoy the movie. Surprisingly, the movie was really good, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There some hilarious scenes and hilarious lines. Like the one line by one of the main characters, Inez, after she thought the help stole her jewelry and her fiance, Gil, tried to comfort her. Inez said “You always take the side of the help. That’s why Daddy says you’re a communist.”

The whole movie was full of stupid sayings like that and I found myself laughing wholeheartedly…that is until G leaned over and asked me “are you always this loud?” ouch! So for the entire night I was so self-conscious. I still enjoyed the movie, but I was not able to fully immerse myself into it…

A few days ago, I was talking to one of my friends from high school (let’s call her J). We talked about the most random things. I told her everything that was going on in my life, giving her all the highlights of my “blonde” moments, and she laughed with me. She never said I was too loud or too “blonde” or too anything. She just accepted me for me. And it reminded me of why I love her so much. I hope she feels equally comfortable with me.

Remember life is meant to be amazing! And old friends are often the best people to remind you of that.

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