Avoid Loneliness. How to Make Friends When you are Older?
Years ago, when all my friends were either occupied by working very hard or by doting on grandchildren and babysitting them, I was convinced I needed new friends. I was equally convinced it’s impossible to make friends when you are older!
Negative or limiting beliefs serve nobody. And being convinced it is not possible to do something is a sure guarantee I won’t be able to do it. Duh.
I am so glad I was wrong, but I only realized this when I read some posts in one of the Facebook groups I am in.
2018.10.05 Friendship is gold
We had friends over these past 2 days. I consider it one of the best things in life: friendship. We drove around, they gave us lots of tips about living in Spain, which are very useful. And we showed them the area over here. Very different from their own region. That’s why Spain is nice … Read more
2017.12.24 Christmas Eve in the afternoon
After the ordering came the Christmas crackers, containing a hat, a riddle, and a little toy. We had a lot of fun with that. Unfortunately, I had to ask if Tom’s food could be a takeaway. He is feeling better than yesterday but wasn’t well enough to join us. ^hm
2017.12.10 Help of the group
Today we had our last saying goodbye appointment. As a present, we got elephants, accompanied by this film, sooo cute. The message is: a coherent group helps each other and can rely on each other. We braved the snow to go to our appointment, so it was very appropriate weather before leaving for a warm … Read more
What I will miss Drinking coffee or tea with my best friend. Today we went to a place in Ulvenhout. We can talk 5 quarters of an hour in an hour, we’re never short on subjects to discuss. It’s a good thing there is Skype and Facetime, so we can at least continue our talks. … Read more
2017.11.29 The biking Dutch
My bike was broken. And Anke is a true networker. So she not only lent me her spare bike but also told a friend that she could buy my broken bike for a bargain and let it repair. Everybody was happy! Her friend Ans has a bike that is functioning perfectly well now (and hopefully … Read more
2017.11.28 Dear friends
Saying goodbye to yet another befriended couple. In case you’re wondering what my former colleague is doing: he just came in from outside and was showing me how cold his fingers were. Brrr. ^hm
2017.11.25 Surprise visit
Silvia participated in an exhibition with her statue “Djed”. Beautifully cut, in my opinion.It was nice talking to her and meeting her teacher, who happens to be an old schoolmate of Tom.But the big surprise came when we were about to leave; we discovered that an old schoolmate of mine from 30+ years ago was … Read more
2017.11.20 Ticked off
We’re really counting the days at the moment. Especially on a rainy day like today. The days are filled with working (for me), writing (for Tom), and packing in between for the both of us. Although I did take some time to go for my weekly walk with a friend. We were both happy to … Read more