Last night I went out with Kristin and Yvette--they're the gals with whom I have secret club meetings (staying in our pajamas and watching movies all day while our kids are at school).
We went to Indulge--and if you live in south Denver, you might want to make a reservation soon.
We sat outside on the patio--they have couches and fire pits out there--and watched the sun set over the mountains, drank a glass of wine, ate some yummy food, and chatted. For four hours!
While things like chocolate-orange fondue and Brie with a balsamic reduction may be an indulgence, friendship is not. It's a necessity, a staple of life.
I am blessed to have such great friends and have been thinking about that as I've been saying goodbye (or "See you soon!") to many of them. Making time to be a friend and to have friends is a necessary part of life.
As busy women, I think sometimes that we think we don't have time to have friends. To get together, to hang out with our girlfriends.
But having friends with whom to share life doesn't take away from my family, instead it enriches it. My friends challenge me to grow and change, to be authentic and honest, to be a better mother, a better wife, a better person.
So go make some time for your friends today. Send a note in the mail, make a phone call, meet for coffee, or at the park, or for dinner. Call someone who may not be a friend--yet--and invite her to come over for a cup of tea.
And thanks, gals, for a great time last night. I love you both!