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Girl Power

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Okay, so maybe it’s not really “girl power,” but there is something rejuvenating about spending time with a good friend.  It’s like food for the soul in many ways.

I was fortunate enough to have two such rejuvenating “girl power” moments over the past few weeks. The first was with a fellow writing buddy. We met for breakfast and gabbed over scrambled eggs and wheat toast. When it was time to go, we opted to continue our time in a bookstore across the street. For close to an hour we wandered the aisles talking about covers and authors and placement (I thought I’d died and gone to heaven…seriously). It was won-der-ful, absolutely wonderful.

The second moment came with a different friend (one I met through my eldest daughter when our girls were in kindergarten eight years ago) and was equally great. The two of us met over a treat in Panera and then went out for a pizza dinner where we talked even more (yes…dessert before dinner…isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be done?).

On both occasions I felt as if I could conquer the world when we were done, sparked by simply having some good old fashioned girl time.

Do you find that to be true in your life? What’s some recent (or favorite) girl bonding time you’ve had?

~Elizabeth Lynn


True Friends

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I was thirty before I discovered what friendship really meant.

No, not the kind of friendship where you play Barbies from sunup to sundown…or do each other’s hair…or talk until the wee hours of the morning about everything and anything. I had lots of friends like that along the way.

But I was thirty before I really got it. I mean, really, truly, got it.

Maybe some of that was simply an older/wiser kind of thing. Maybe some of that was because life wasn’t so light and easy anymore. Maybe it’s because I was simply meant to wait that long. Whatever the reason, though, I can honestly say it was worth the wait…

Was there an occasional movie with this friend? Sure.

Has she done my hair on occasion? More times than I can count.

Have we talked for hours on end? Many, many times. Sometimes even without popcorn!

What’s different this time around, though, is all the other stuff–the unwavering support, the constant hand, the listening ear, the encouraging words, the swift kick when it’s needed most…

Friends like those are rare. Friends like those are to be cherished and celebrated.

So that’s what I want to do this week. I want to talk about those friends who have changed our lives for the better. I want to share the kinds of things they’ve done that have impacted our lives and given us hope when it’s needed most…

C’mon, join in. Then be sure to stop by again throughout the week to see how the conversation has grown.

Here’s to true friendship. If you have it, you know it.

~Elizabeth Lynn