Unhurried lunch with a friend, what a luxury!
Sitting with my friend today, I reminded myself that he has accompanied me on my life’s journey, consistently offering friendship and support, a listening ear and wise counsel for nearly thirty-nine years.
We have shared our lives, our families, watched the children grow and grandchildren come along. He has been a true friend to me through my children’s growing years, my marriage breakup, divorce, troubles and joys with children, career changes, relationship challenges and a second marriage.
We have been friends throughout all of the metamorphoses of my life and of his.
Today we had a rare and valued time together for an unhurried lunch. We spent the time talking, laughing, sipping coffee, catching up on each other’s lives. It was a blessing, a time out, a respite from the busyness of the daily routines.
I encourage you to do the same; have lunch with a dear friend. Whether it’s at home or at a café, leave enough time to linger, to savour the moments, to reminisce and to celebrate friendship.
It is time well and happily spent.