It seems obvious, I know. People make life awesome.
There are benefits to solitude. I love my coffee mornings when it's just me and a book. I love being down by the lake on my own, or taking long drives by myself. And I love having my morning train rides.
But people can make a good time into an even better time. Having someone to share an experience with, whether it's an old friend (I met my first friend 25 years ago, and I've known many of my good friends for nearly a decade now!) or a brand new one, is often far more fun than having it alone. Plus, then you can relive it over and over again.
People are also what can make moving across the world so difficult. Leaving those you love is hard.
But meeting new people is so enriching and so much fun.
So here's to all the people in my life.
Whether you've been there for 27 years or a single day, I'm thankful for you.
Kelly is an American teacher living in Switzerland and enjoying everything the country has to offer.