Do you ever struggle with making friends? I’ve had season in my life when it seemed I couldn’t strike up a friendship if my life depended on it. And I’ve had seasons when I just struggled with how to make friends. For years I lamented the fact that no one ever invited me to lunch or the movies. “No one… Read More
Why Listening Friends are My Favorite Friends
My favorite friends are the ones who listen to me, really listen. Of course, at this point, all of my friends have become excellent listeners out of necessity. For a couple of years there recently I must have spent hundreds of hours sitting across a table from one friend or another pouring out my heart, crying a few tears and… Read More
Looking for Another Pea for Your Pod?
Do you have friends…but wish you had different ones? Seriously. Maybe you have friends, but none of them are just, you know, like you. When I was in my late twenties and early thirties I absolutely pined for a close friend around my age. I wanted a gal who would throw diaper bags and snacks for her preschoolers into my… Read More
What to do when You Feel Left Out or Lonely
I am fifty-ahem and just figured something out in very recent years. For most of my life I mistakenly assumed that everyone else–yes, I mean EVERYONE else–always felt included, involved, engaged and invited…and I alone did not. It seemed to me that everyone else–yes, I mean EVERYONE else–had places to be, friends to gather with, conversations to finish, phone calls to… Read More
I’m Guest-Posting at (in)courage…join me
We were two peas in a pod. She was the kindred spirit Anne of Green Gables had sent me looking for. We share a birthday, and we laughingly chided our husbands that even we couldn’t have planned that. Autumn is filled with memories that my friend and I created over the years. It was in the fall that we ran… Read More
Why is a Too Much Friend Too Much?
My younger brother and I once had the opportunity to attend a press event at Six Flags Over Georgia. With the park closed to all but a few hundred travel writers, we had the chance to experience every ride numerous times without waiting in lines. We were treated to a full barbecue meal before entering the gates. And once in the park we could… Read More
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