January 12, 2013

Getting together with friends




It was raining outside last night, and thoughts of staying home and wearing my flannel comfy clothes around the house seemed like an excellent idea. However, I had made plans with friends to meet for our monthly Birthday dinner. It's a nice way to get-together, and a fun reason too! The restaurant was nearly empty, probably because the rain kept people away, which allowed us to "sing" a little louder. The food was delicious. My meal included salad, lobster filled ravioli's and a few Italian cookies for dessert. I had a happy belly!  : )

The concept of birthday gatherings seems important to everyone sitting at the table, and also of those who were unable to attend this time. It is a chance to get away from the reoccurring events that make-up our every day life. We talk just about everything under the sun, and over the moon. I am having the pleasure of getting to know two nice women by the pretty names of Antonia and Arlene, and I look forward to continuing my conversations with them. They joined the group as friends of friends, and I am so glad they did. Next month will bring a birthday that comes with a "special" number for my girlfriend, Donna. I am thinking about bringing paper horns and hats, so we can have even more fun.

Driving through the rain on my way home, I thought of how a few hours can make a happy difference in my life with friends. It would have been so easy to cancel, however, I came to my senses, slipped on my pearl earrings and grabbed an umbrella. Getting together with friends is a bit like medicine; it is needed. Only medicine does not feed the soul, friends do.


7 comments:

  1. I'm glad you went! I agree it's so easy to cancel and stay in our comfortable homes and routine but it is amazing what it can do for your soul. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Oh, that sounds like so much fun to get together with friends on a regular basis. Sometimes me and my sister meet up with a friend and her sister, and you're right...it's like medicine for us. I wish I could go to your friendship get togethers....it would be so nice getting to know eachother. Those Italian cookies sound yummy.
    Much love,
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  3. Love this post! We went to a family dinner to "celebrate" the birthday of my husband's uncle who passed away this past September...It was so wonderful to hug, laugh, cry, hug.... and remember all the wonderful things this man brought to all of our lives... the "connecting" with family and friends was like food for the soul... Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. Friends and birthdays are both to be celebrated. I made a birthday crown for a dear friend of mine and we did shower her with gifts and a dinner out. I think going out is a treat too for all. Getting dressed up and going is worth the JOY! The company, conversation and celebration of each passing moment do bring delight to all.
    pve

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  5. I'm glad you went. I think hats n horns are a great way to celebrate. xo

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  6. Kathleen,
    I too am glad you decided to attend the monthly birthday dinner. Life should be celebrated with friends!
    Love,
    Deborah
    FairfieldHouseNJ.com

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