Challenge no. 409 Feb, 2019 Blog
Together, we’ve cleaned up the streets, ditched our single-use coffee cups, spread a bit of kindness and now we want to turn our attention to those unsung heroes in our lives - our oldest friends!
We are therefore excited to announce our fourth World-Changer Challenge…
Make time for an old friend
It's safe to say that modern life is busy, and often stressful. It's easy to forget to make time for the people we know are there for us no matter what, but this week we would like to turn the spotlight to those unsung heroes.
It's documented that if a friendship lasts for over seven years it will likely last forever. Sadly, however, we also lose over half of our friends over that same period of time. Over the course of our lives, we will have approximately 369 friendships, but only 36 of those will last - that's less than one in every 12!
Here at Advent of Change we want to encourage everyone to 'up' those odds, by nurturing those valued friends and making sure they know how much they mean to us.
So why not take a moment to make an old friend feel valued this week? Pick up the phone, invite them for a cup of tea or even just send a text to tell them how important they are to you.
Let us know how you get on using the hashtag #OpenUpToChange on social media or by writing to us. We’d also love to hear any ideas for the next World-Changer Challenge!
About the World-Changer Challenge
Here at Advent of Change, we aim to create a world that is fair, equal and sustainable. As part of that mission, we have developed The World-Changer Challenge: a weekly challenge inspiring a small day-to-day change with a big impact on the world. It’s the little things that add up, and together we have the power to make a huge impact