Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lessons from Girl Scouts

Back in my early years as a Brownie in the Girl Scouts we learned a song that we sang in sing-songy Brownie fashion...

"Make new friends, but keep the old. For one is silver and the other gold."

Those Girl Scouts are smart! How lucky we are to have people come into our lives and remain as friends. And, to add more people to our circle of friends as we age is a true blessing.

I am so blessed to have an eclectic circle of friends. I can't think of the exact moment with any of them that cemented our relationship to true friendship. I think they just evolved over time. I have friends I have know since my days as a single college kid. And, I have friends I have met through the common thread of marriage and children. I treasure my friendships that have withstood the test of time. Those amazing friendships that change as we as individuals change.

I love that my friendships are so varied. My girlfriends are a treasure. They accept me for me...good, bad, and ugly! They brighten my life and help me see the sunny side of the darkest clouds. They help me laugh at myself...which, being a bit on the clumsy side, is a regular occurrence. And, my truest friends will honestly tell me when my outfit is a disaster and when I have a boog in my nose. I don't think I could survive without my friends and the laughter that comes with them.


Lisa said...

AAawwwww! I love my friend Jen soooo much! I get to be the "friend from college single days!" There are so, so many laugh-out-loud moments that I've shared with you! A couple that stick out in MY mind are the wine tasting we were at, when we watched that chick's legs (yeah, I said it - THAT CHICK) just collapse underneath her, in all of her drunken, mini-skirted glory, and her friends had to pick her up by her armpits and drag her off... Hahahahhahaha!

And then there was the all-night, crop-til-you-drop moment when, somewhere around 3 a.m., Jen tried to phonetically sound out a word. Verrrrry sloooooowwwwwlllly ... DANG! What WAS that word, now? I can't remember - I just remember it was funny as heck!

Ooh I love being your friend! Thank you for such an awesome tribute to the special ones in your life! ...

simplyme said...

Lisa you are a treasure! I had completely forgotten about chick legs...omigosh! That was hilarious! We definitely have racked up some memories and lots of belly laughs!!