On a beautiful fall night we were dressed to the nines sitting on the patio of a local restaurant. Before the hostess could place the menus in front of us the floodgates opened. We were inundating one another with questions to get the latest updates on life. This was JUST the beginning. Shortly thereafter, phrases like “You are so much better of without him!” “Remember when. . . ?” “Can you believe we did that?” began volleying across the four-person table. We were laughing so hard we cried, cried so hard we laughed, and wishing the night would never end. Here we were, high school (some even grade school) friends, reunited at varying stages in life and it was like we never parted ways.
When I got home that evening, my husband asked “what did you girls talk about?” The funny thing is I replied “not too much.” You see, it wasn’t the content of the conversation, but the feeling that made the evening so special. Being with my long-time friends felt like a glitter bomb exploded in my heart and a parade of unicorns in my stomach 😉 I wanted to bottle the feeling and share it with everyone I knew!
As we move through different stages in life, it can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. After reuniting with these beautiful ladies that evening, it made me realize that reconnecting with friends can be the best therapy. Sometimes you need a good laugh, or cry, with people who knew you before you even knew yourself.
As I am writing this post, a barrage of beautiful women enter into my mind making life seem a little brighter and becoming the Golden Girls not as much of a pipe dream. In the wise words of Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy “Thank you for being a friend!”
P.S. Reach out to a friend and tell them how important they are to you. Tag a friend who inspires you!