Circle of Friendship

Several months ago my husband noted to me that I am very good at staying connected with friends. Today reinforced that when you connect and give it comes back to you 10 fold. 

After a good day at work I went for an hour long bike ride with a coworker friend and we had a great time. It was good cardio and a great time to actually chat which is hard to do at work. Then we were the lucky recipients for a supper invitation to our friends house. It might seem odd on a work night but it wasn’t a work day of our friend so we “chilled” out with a beer on the deck — like actually got cold and chilly! It’s still spring. This was followed up with a warm and delicious supper and dessert. They understand that we can’t stay long for many reasons and so we were home not much later than a regular late arrival would be.

I then spent half an hour on the phone connecting with one of my closest friends and several laughs were shared about my “pocket dial” to her on FaceTime. My pocket is calling Bernie, Bernie and I wasn’t the one to figure out what the heck was going on. I do believe that as we grow older we actually grow closer which I guess makes sense as we have been friends for 38 years. We live quite far apart but a lot of times it doesn’t seem like it with emails, texts, FaceTime (although I do have a problem standing still and talking!) and chatting on the phone.

Shortly after that a vehicle drove into our yard which isn’t the most regular occurrence on a work night. It was a friend come out to check on Ron and make sure he was ok. He could have phoned but his wife had been reading the blog so he thought he would also take the opportunity to see all the work we had been up to. It was so nice that he took the time to connect with us and we are only sorry that his wife couldn’t come for a visit as well but gramma time is important.

…whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. Flora Edwards


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