FRIENDS FOR LIFE
Girly luncheons and catchups are a wonderful indulgence. These fun events can prove to serve a much greater purpose.... they can HEAL us.
As women in today's society.... our lives are crammed with goals, experiences, expectations and visions of the future. Life can sometimes feel like a carousel ride of work, relationships, children.... and MORE work.
HOW CAN I FIND A GOOD FRIEND?
I believe friends come to you through something called "The Law of Attraction". When you first meet a person, there will be a gut feeling, an innate knowing of some kind and a connection.
Two WONDERFUL women (who have stayed in my life) began their journey with me in a similar way:
One that started about 18 years ago, with a simple handshake and welcome as I took on a new position at work. I have admired her confidence, her irreverence and ballsy attitude over the years.... but mostly her generous hand of friendship in the first place.
The other happened more recently (although we have known each other from a distance for many years). We began our friendship over a mutual social interest. I admire her sense of humour, her ability to uplift others and her "can do" attitude.... but mostly for her ability to know what I'm thinking before I even open my mouth.
Two very different women.... but both with strength of character.
WHAT MAKES THEM SO GREAT?
A good friend doesn't need to be at your doorstep every five minutes. A friend is someone who:
*Listens - when you ramble on for hours about the ONE topic.... (on a bus to Canberra with no escape route).
*Supports - when you try something new.. (and you're really crap to begin with).
*Accepts - when you do weird things... (with your wardrobe, Facebook statuses, dance moves......).
*Laughs - with you when things are good, bad or indifferent... (a sense of humour is vital).
*Shares - in your sorrows, triumphs and journeys... (we all need a soundboard every now and then).
Friends are an important part of our lives. I am truly grateful for mine. What about you?