My Monday's tend to be my Sunday's. They are laid back, not too heavily scheduled AND I get to see many of the people who matter to me because their kids are back in school, or their work day ends early, or whatever.
Today was no different.
I spent quality time with two amazing women who I count myself lucky to know. One is newer friend, Kathy, a fellow Long Island girl, we've got that connection going on. The other is an older friend, Jeannie. Our friendship has gotten deeper and more meaningful with each passing month.
I realized after you both left: Kathy, you were sitting in the rocking chair Jeannie gifted to the MB. Jeannie, you were sitting on the hope chest Kathy gifted to the MB. Kindred spirits? Indeed.
EACH of these women, along with more women than I can count on my fingers and toes, epitomize the quote above. It takes time to cultivate a true friend and I have spent a lot of time in my friendship garden.
Throughout the years I have had brief friendships, and then there's the women from grade school who I still count among the dearest friends I have.
You ALL know my friend Amy. She had a "friend" who left her high and dry last year because she felt Amy wasn't putting enough into a business in which the other woman was her upline. (That's multilevel sales lingo for a person who recruits you.)
Apparently the woman forgot Amy was actively trying to stay alive
If you know me in real life, and if you've been here long enough, you KNOW I was less than polite when I heard about that.
In an effort to help Amy make a little money, if you are so inclined, and if you love Tastefully Simple products, I invite you to go directly to her page and order to your hearts content. Get your favorite spices, beer bread, etc. Note to Nancy - Merlot Sauce is being discontinued!
And so, to Kathy and Jeannie, (and all the other amazing women in my life) I say, I love you. Thank you for hanging out in the Magic Basement this morning, or any other time we've been here.
My world is brighter thanks to the love of friends.
When we are called to help our friends in need
You can count on me like 1 2 3
I'll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
And you'll be there
Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah