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Our social lives don't have an expiration date; the craving for human contact is infinite. Socializing is more than covering the big calendar events like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. It's about offering support and understanding in the good times, as well as the tough ones. Take a minute to recall what life was like before responsibilities ruled the day. In other words, remember having fun? Think light-hearted playdates that don't require exhaustive planning, fancy china or painful footwear!

Whether it's family, friends or interesting new characters you want to get to know, tune in to new circles and fresh rituals. And try being spontaneous! Search out atypical activities, like mediating together; that's the hot new coffee date. Why not give it a whirl? Once your mind is clear, fill it with pure intentions like, "I create a joyful world in which to live."

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