Friends are what people need in order to live normally, and actress and Christian vlogger Rica Peralejo recently appreciated their value even more through a book and life experiences.
Peralejo spoke about friendship in her Instagram post today, March 31, sharing a photo of her friends while in a beach in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.
“Sabi nga ng good friend kong si @laurentjoy, ‘…mas naging masaya ako nung nabibilang ko nalang sila.’ She was talking about friends,” Peralejo said. (As what my good friend @laurentjoy said, “I became happier when I was already able to count them.”…)
As she just recently turned 41 years old, Peralejo has learned so many things about friendship and one of them is that “you do not need a lot.”
Three other lessons on friends would be: “[It] takes a while before you find the ones you really want to be with for the rest of your life; they can come and go, and then come again; and you need more friends that you need mentors.”
Peralejo also shared what is yet another lesson from reading “Brain Rules for Babies” by John Medina, which is to make sure that your kids have friends if you want them to be happy.
“The book was written as a response to the questions of parents on how to make sure that their kids have a successful life and all that this developmental molecular biologist could answer was ‘Give them friends,’” she said.
Peralejo feels that while genius and success cannot be assured, “a healthy and happy life can be achieved if you have friends.”
“And now that I have gone through the highs and lows of life I discover that really, money and stature will only make you stressed but the right set of relationships will make you feel full and loved,” she shared. JB