Christmas Gift Guide

Needs and other thoughts

I need my friends in my life as much as I need food in my belly, a house over my head and family to hold on to.
What would you do without a friend to call?  I don't know about you, but they have been a staple in my life for years.
My friends are the ones who have held my hand and walked beside me through life's ugliest and most beautiful moments.  They are the girls who will continue to be present as our lives shift and change and grow.
A need in my life?  Absolutely. I am a better person because of them.
I have two separate but very strong groups of friends.  One group I've known through growing up and high school and the other that I met in university through sports.  Our friendships are based on different things and are quite different, but I love them all the same.
Having just come off of a couple great visits with both sets of friends, I have been left feeling humbled for the gifts they bring into my life.  They are beautiful women, inspiring moms & gracious friend.
It's crazy how much you can learn from your friends.  In one date with them I see myself so much clearer.  As Socrates said "the unexamined life is not worth living".  Every minute that I have with friends provides for countless moments of reflection after.  I learn.  I listen.  I grow.
And in the end, I don't feel so alone.  I find new ways to tackle my obstacles.  I become a better mom, a more loving wife and a humbled friend.
Sometimes it takes a while to see what your friends can really do for you, and once you get past the sore cheeks from all the laughter, I'm sure you'd realize that you have a friend like that in your life too.  So why not take a moment this week and say hello to a new friend, or an old friend.  Rekindle that relationship or build on what is already there.  
We aren't in this alone, so why not reach out to a friend and hold on tight.
Life is much better when laughing, anyway.

PS.  The piano was exiting the home, probably to a Broadway stage or the piano orphanage, or to be adopted by little elfs or something of that sort.  I'm not sure it's final destination, but it's out of my house.  Now to start dreaming of it's replacement....
PPS.  I voted today and I voted based on who I was pissed off at.  Hmmm...high school much?
PPPS.  Never eat a large platter of deep fried food, even when shared with 3 others.  You won't feel good 2 hours later.
PPPPS.  Anyone know how to perfectly balance motherhood, careerdom and wifeness?  I'm taking applications.
PPPPPS.  I just felt like doing that.

Have a good day!


  1. ppss. you're an awesome personal shopper too!! thanks!

  2. Great post Deena..all so true, especially the deep fried food part..still haunting me this morning..ugh


Post a Comment

Have a lovely day!