Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friends

I made it to Slimmons this morning.  Late, as usual.  I don't know what it is about me lately but I can't get anywhere on time.  Ever.  I missed about 20 minutes of Project Me and sadly I would have liked to have been there this week.  It was a smaller class than normal and I really miss the intimate conversations that Richard used to have with us before he got so hot again.  Now, usually Project Me has 30 to 40 people in it and Sweat is always over 100 strong.  I'd bet my bottom dollar that there were at least 125 people there today.

Anyway, Richard had already assigned and collected the "homework."  It was an interesting assignment.  He wanted to know what the characteristics of a friend are, and then had everyone write the names of two people down and what made them such good friends.

It has given me some pause for thought.  I am not going to write the names of my friends down... I am incredibly lucky that, in my middle age, I have suddenly discovered a multitude of people in my life who's presence I appreciate and would be lost without.  But the characteristics...  that I want to answer.

What is a friend?

Someone who is of like mind and purpose.  Someone who you can both laugh and cry with.  Someone who understands you.  Someone who you can disagree with, but get over it, and no grudges are held.  Someone with whom there is give and take, balance, and peace. And most important, we bring out the best in each other.


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Yesterday, I noted that Lucy might not want to go outside in the rain for her last trip "to do business" for the day.  In truth, she did not give me any problem.  I think that's because she remembered "The Drying Off Game" from the last time it rained.  Sunny has always liked it, but the last round of storms was Lucy's first introduction.

Oh, how she enjoyed it last night!  Even when I covered her entire body including her head and eyes with the towel and she couldn't see a thing, she wiggled and ran and jumped for joy.  Amazingly, she did not bump into a single piece of furniture.  Go figure.

28 posts in 28 days.  Today is day 20.

1 comment:

Ang said...

Awwww.Lucy..You crack me up!

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