“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I met up with Deb and Vanessa for lunch a few days ago in Georgetown. I can't help but reflect on our friendship some; my 60 year old self really quiet amazed at finding such a deep connection online (of all places) at this time in my life. Writing this I understand just how old fashioned this sounds, but also understand that ten years ago I would have thought this was unthinkable. Today I find such gratitude in how the world has opened up for me.
A few days ago I came across this quote on Pintrest: The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. I have no idea who wrote it, but boy did it speak to me and I have thought about it everyday now. Listen was my word for last year and after reading this quote I feel as if I still don't have a good handle on it. But these ladies, they do. And their youth and enthusiasm for their busy lives, their families, their open mindfulness, creative passions and iPhone knowledge make me feel so rejuvenated.
It is a rare gift in life to find meaningful friendships and I feel so blessed to have them in my life.
I hope your weekend is grand,