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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The joy of friendship

I had the loveliest time last Thursday night at my book club holiday party.  We exchange books - what a surprise!  We also eat great food and drink wine which we do every time we meet.  What makes getting together with these women special is that we have been doing this for over 10 years!  Some of us have been in the group all along and others for less time.  This time three interesting women were first time attendees.

What this group provides to me is the opportunity for deep friendship.  We have shared our lives in snippets for a long time.  I value these friendships so much and spend time with some of the people in other ways. A bonus is that this group of friends helps me achieve one of my Happiness Commandments - Be connected. They also help me Listen with Curiosity and Always be Learning.

But most importantly they offer me friendship and give me the opportunity to return it.  What a gift.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! I've always wanted to join a book club... one day! :)

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  2. Carla, I hope you just jump in and do join one that is as welcoming and warm as mine.

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