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My 2 Cents: The importance of keeping up with friends during COVID-19

In times of stress friends become more important. Although friendship may look different because of COVID-19 you can still show up for your friends.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — This weekend I had the opportunity to catch up with a few of my closest friends.

We laughed. We cried. We shared secrets. We made new memories.

And it really had me thinking about the importance of friendship and how that's changed a bit in the era of COVID-19.

First off, friendship to me just seems more important than ever before. We are all collectively living through uncharted times and stressful times, and this is when you need people to lean on.

And showing up matters whether or not you live in the same city or state as your friends.

In a normal world, you would be able to hop on a plane and see your friends no problem, but because of COVID that may not be a reality.

But you can still show up.

When a friend has a birthday, you can send a gift or give them a call and sing them the best birthday song you can muster.

If a friend is going through a life change, you can reach out and listen to their concerns. Listening to not only what your friends say, but how they say it.

Yes, friendship looks a bit different these days, but it's still all about connecting and putting in the work it takes to foster that relationship.

Form your own opinion, that's just my 2 cents.

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