Let it not be a human friend, though these are to be cherished and nurtured.
My invitation is to find a new friend in the amazing realm of plants. Seek out one nearby… perhaps a tree close to home, a plant in the yard, large or small, or maybe a houseplant that you already love but have yet to enter into the true intimacy of friendship with.
Visit your new friend as often as is reasonable this week. Speak to it. Give it your attention and affection. Feel its life.
If you pay very close attention, you will feel your new friend embracing you as well.