Today is a day of appreciation. Last night I got to spend a few hours with 5 of my favorite gals. Let me tell you, what a hoot!
I laughed so hard, I almost choked a few times. There is no better evening than an evening out with the girls. Especially now, since money is a little tighter and we don't get to go out as much. I have to tell ya, I was waiting for Thursday night to arrive all week! I could hardly stand it.
These girls are each amazing in their own way. The dynamics of the group are so fun because we all are so different. The stories of life that we share are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes just downright inappropriate. That's what makes it so fun! I noticed the two ladies at the table next to us who were sitting there chatting, looking uptight and I was so glad to be in the company I was in. (I am sure they could hear what we were talking about and probably wanted to sit with us!)
The only time you can truly be yourself is around friends. Friends make such an impact in how you feel about yourself, how you look at life, and how you respond to life's unexpected turns. Friends sometimes show you the way and sometimes they just hold your hard to help get you through it. I am so thankful that my life affords me nights out with girls and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do!
"Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise."- Unknown
This quote is how I feel about the world. Maybe it makes me naive, but that's ok.
"My friends are my estate" -Emily Dickinson
I like this quote because it gives me a mental picture of my "life puzzle" coming together with my friends filling in the pieces.
I LOVE the quote in the title of this post because it is so true!
"A true friend stabs you in the front"
To me, this means that real friends always tell you the truth and always let you know where you stand.
Take a minute today to appreciate the friends you have in your life. Some friends are also family, even your spouse/partner. So don't forget about them!