I’m a happier person when I talk to my sister, and it turns out that I’m not alone. A study I read about in the New York Times shows that having a sister does make you happier. Those sisterly conversations that I depend on are deep discussions, talking about our life, work, love, and family–sometimes serious, sometimes silly, but always important to me.
The friendship and support we receive from our fellow sisters in Christ is deeply connected to our well-being in mind, body, and spirit. And isn’t that also why we are part of the women’s organization? These meaningful relationships are often at the core of who we are as women.
Do you have friends who are so close that they feel like sisters to you? How are you staying in touch?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Emily Hansen. Today is Cheer up the Lonely Day. We remember Benedict of Nursia, abbot of Monte Cassino, who died around 540.