Today is Part 1 of an amazing conversation with four of my great friends from Indiana on the topic of friendship. How to have meaningful conversations, how to serve each other, how to become friends with people who are different than you are all topics we discuss.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Meaningful friendships can come from all age groups, not just people who are the same age as you!
  • Be on the lookout for new people moving in and be ready to welcome them and invite them into the fold of your friendship.
  • Sharing your heart with your friends allows you to get to know each other’s souls and develop a deeper connection.
  • Recognize that your friends are different from you. That acceptance of each other’s differences can allow you to be inspired without becoming overwhelmed with expectations.
  • Do things for yourself like reading books or listening to podcasts and that gives you material to bring up in discussions with others.
  • Sometimes it is easier to be vulnerable and develop deeper relationships in one-on-one situations rather than large groups.
  • A good question to ask is “What are you excited about?” It opens the door for them to tell you about anything that makes them happy at the time.
  • You don’t have to spend money in order to spend time together! Try nature walks, potluck picnics, parks, in each others’ homes, etc.
  • When you have somebody over, think through what toys you want available and what doors you want open and closed to set the boundaries and keep the cleanup from becoming overwhelming.
  • Stay to help clean up when you’ve played at someone else’s house. Play together and clean together!

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