Monday, July 30, 2012
Good morning! I was reading a friend's Facebook posting yesterday about her road trip with three close girlfriends. They all left their families behind, flew to a meeting point, rented a car and drove across beautiful points of interest in the south. Needless to say I went to bed very envious, happy for her, but envious for me ;-) We had lost close contact over the last few years, if we hadn't I hope she would have invited me too!
Well, it made me start thinking about friends - good female friends and how lucky we are to have them. I adore getting together with a good friend and laughing like girls, share concerns as Moms, share "nothing" complaints about our spouses, chat fashion, vacation spots, diet secrets and maybe even some good ol' gossip.
Girlfriend time is relaxing, refreshing and I usually go home feeling younger, happier and more appreciative of my wonderfully authentic family! When I write about girlfriend time I am not talking about the "one ups man" conversations. No, in fact, far from it. I am talking about time where you are open, honest and vulnerable. I believe that openness is lends itself to the good old "belly laugh" which is sometimes more productive than crying! Though a good cry is sometimes refreshing too!
I am meeting a girlfriend for lunch today and I am really looking forward to it. Do you have a close friend that you haven't made time for lately? Maybe give her a call today and set something up! If not, it is never to late to make a new friend - potential friends are all around us!
Have a wonderful Monday and a wonderful week!
Posted by Lilly Forever! at 7:13 AM