Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cultivating Friendships

Have you noticed the older you get the more intentional you have to be about cultivating good friendships?

The hustle and bustle of life take over and friendships can get pushed to the back burner.

I have no earth shattering thoughts on the topic other than I was just thinking of it today. There was an email that went around once talking about Get Yourself Some Girlfriends. To have lemonade with or something? You know the one...you had it to forward it to 6 of your closest friends or you didn't love Jesus and your wish wasn't going to come true. OK, yeah, you know what I'm talking about now.

Here are some things I like to invite friends over to do:
  • share recipes (shocker of all shocker's!)
  • come over Friday night with their family for Dessert and Coffee
  • I am going to plan a formal dinner with my friend Amy. We want to have several courses and use the fine china.

My friend Becke' came over and helped me pack my old house, clean my new one, and unpack my new one. Wow, now that is some love right there.

I'm thinking these next few weeks I am going to make time for friends. Leave the piles of laundry, the fans that need wiped down, the garage that could use some organizing, the leaves that could be raked...and invite some folks over for some fun.

4 comments:

Nic said...

Well, good! I am planning a kids Christmas cookie decorating/some adult conversation soon. Will let you know!

Geidlbots said...

Invite us!

Leslie said...

I love you as a friend! I need to be more intentional too.

Stephanie said...

I wanted to see if you and the fam wnated to come over this friday night...say 7:30?