Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fringe Benefits

Part of my Sweet Happy Life includes amazing friends who nurture me, listen to me and love me on my most unloveable of days. I was reminded of how blessed I am today when I read Laura and Ashley's blog. Laura wrote about an article she read in SELF magazine regarding how important our female friendships are to our actual existence. The magazine sites a study which suggests that the special bond between certain women "soothes our tumultuous inner world, fills the emotional gaps in our marriage, and helps us remember who we really are."

I have many friends who lift me and, as Laura so eloquently wrote, "breathe life into me" on my darkest of days. But today I am thinking of my sweet friend Brooke .

Last week she had me over for lunch and spoiled me with the most amazing Filo Tomato Tart and Raspberry Coconut Bars. She listened to me, she fed me, she loved me; and I left her home feeling my spirit regenerated.

I don't believe it's an accident when those who so easily see into our hearts, come into our lives and make a profound difference. Again, I am humbled by the outpouring of blessings I have in my life. The best thing about this blog is the ability it has to make me take notice of the richness and fullness of my life.

4 comments:

Melissa C- said...

I'm with you on this...I'm so grateful for girlfriends! They make you laugh, they make you cry and they make you feel safe...what's better than that?

Tami said...

There's something about being around Brooke that soothes my soul, too. I've got to get in on those lunch dates! I love your posts, so heartfelt and real.

Brooke said...

thank you, ladies. and thanks for thinking of me jill...

xoxo

Rachel said...

All I can say is Amen and ditto what's been said. Love the sisterhood!