Monday, September 29, 2008

Gratitude Monday - Friends and Laughter


I spent the weekend with my best friend Sylvia (centre) who insisted on taking me for an early 50th birthday celebration. She’s going to be out of the country until just before my real birthday in November and schedules made this the logical weekend.
Our friend, and her workmate, Gwen (right) was there for the celebration, too, and it was wonderful. We laughed. We ate for about three hours. I so enjoyed being with loving, kind, secure women who are happy with where they are in life.
I am deeply grateful for the time I get to spend with my friends and for the laughter and the love they bring.

24 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Looks like a great time!!
And being with good friends certainly is one of the things we should all be grateful for! (Well, that, and the laughter, too.)

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag lady, it was a wonderful time.

Missicat said...

Nothing like good friends to cheer us up and get us laughing! Glad you had a good time.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Missicat. I surely did.

Hilary said...

Aww nice.. I'm glad you had a great time.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary. It was great.

Thomma Lyn said...

Yay! That sounds like such a wonderful, special time. I agree, good friends are precious. :)

Reb said...

Sounds like a great time! Good friends are so very precious.

Leah J. Utas said...

TL and Reb, yes they are.

WeightingGame said...

happy early b-day! What a milestone!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks Weightinggame. It's a big one.

tokaiangel said...

Happy early birthday! Scorpios are the coolest star-sign :0) I agree, nothing makes me feel more grounded and take-on-the-world than a good group of friends.

TA x

Leah J. Utas said...

TA - Thanks. I'm actually a Sagittarius, but a really early one, right on the cusp.

carla said...

and that 3rd adjective, secure, is what finally made this woman capable of being a true friend.

growing into myself.

why do I think that they, too, know how treasured they are as your friends?

you seem so...whats the word...open? loving? balanced? saywhatyoufeel? (I cant find the word) that way.

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, thanks. We need to come from a place of security or we can't really give of ourselves no matter how much we want to. It takes work to get here, and I'm still working on it.
I do as best I can to let the Treasured Ones know it.
I usually say what's on my mind. Friends and foes alike are mostly used to it.

M said...

Fantastic! Nice to see you had a good time! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, M. I really did.

Clare2e said...

Sounds very nice, and happy BDAY!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Clare2e, and it was.

Dawn said...

Raspberries are just putting on their new leaves. I thought of you.

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, it's been an age! So good to see you back around the blogosphere. Thanks for the thoughts.

Polly Kahl said...

Your friends look like a lot of fun ad Sylvia has a lovely smile. It tales being a good friend to make good friends so congrats on being one as well as having some.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Polly. And they are a lot of fun.

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