The other day I met a friend for coffee at Starbucks. I do not go there that often because I find it quite pricey, but they do make a wonderful Vanilla Latte. As I was enjoying my latte I realized that my coffee tasted so much better because of the company I was enjoying it in! It came to me while I was 'catching up' with my friend and sharing the good, bad and ugly of what has been going on in my life, that I have been lonely.
Of course I have my children who are with me constantly, but I have been missing that adult connection. Perhaps I am to blame for feeling this way because I have not tried very hard to keep in touch with a lot of my friends. Life seems to get in the way I guess. At the end of our coffee time I felt better than I had in days. In fact the rest of my day felt so positive and I felt at peace with my life.
One thing that bothered me though was that my friend felt that I did not need to get together with her anymore because I have a boyfriend. This could not be further from the truth, in fact I need my 'girlfriends' even more. Who else can I talk to about my relationship with? I assured her she should not think that way and instead made it clear that we need to do this kind of thing more often. We all need to have those friends and make the time for them because of the joy that it brings to life! Funny how a single cup of coffee can lead to so many feelings!
Thought of the day: Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really it's coming on?
Quote of the day: Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain (author)