Yesterday I got back from a crazy, fun, moving and meaningful weekend with my girlfriends in Palm Desert, California. We met there from around Southern California to celebrate our longtime friendships but most of all, to celebrate our dear friend Shannon's 40th birthday.
This photo was taken in the California desert back in the 1970s. That is me on the right standing next to Shannon who I have ( clearly ) known most of my life! We share so many memories that our lives are woven together in the same tapestry and I can't imagine my life without her in it.
We are family. Most us have known each other since grade school ... before boys ... careers, husbands or kids. We have been there to celebrate when we're the best version of ourselves and be there when things get really tough. We love each other. We're lucky.
Shannon's Saturday night "Birthday Sushi Dinner!"
"In the sweetness of friendship
let their be laughter
and sharing of pleasures."
Flashback to 21 years ago in San Diego, California
Birthday Girl looking gorgeous at 40! Had fun drinking champagne and curling her hair, which doesn't happen often because she is pretty busy with her 7 year old twins!
Happy Birthday Shannon!
"Let the best be for your friend ... "
~ Kahlil Gibran
I am grateful for so many blessings in my life and along with my family, my friends have been my greatest gift. We aren't perfect but we love each other and share our lives and our humor and our talents and gifts with each other. Each one of us contributes something special ... something amazing.
Take a moment ...to call your friends, send a card ... an email ... something ... and let them know you love them.
Blessings and light to you,
my blogging friends,
for a beautiful November beginning!