June 18, 2008

Lessons from my girlfriends


Calling Laura from the Atlantic...

Girlfriends meet needs my husband can't.
My girlfriends make me happy, filling my life with the gifts of good conversations, laughter, prayers, tears and memories.
Good conversation gets better with good food.
Laughter IS good medicine.
Age is not a barrier to friendship: my closest girlfriend is 22 years younger than I am, and I have good friends who are 22 years older!
I have more to offer now than I did a decade ago, because I've grown up!
Being interested in my girlfriends is more important than being "interesting."
Each of my girlfriends is part of the beautiful tapestry that is my life.
As we have served each other and served others, our own relationships have deepened.
We are strong when we stand shoulder-to-shoulder; speak to--not about; praise one another to others; complement, rather than compete or covet.
I am rich, indeed, because of these wonderful women.