Actually, starting the day with a friend, with or without caffeine, is a pretty great day. Today we’re looking at yet another way to reconnect with old friends or bond with new friends in this Month of Friendship, and it just starts the day with a friend.
My girlfriends Jill and Becky used to meet with me every Friday morning just to catch up. We’d share coffee and conversation that only girlfriends could share – our lives, thoughts, fears and seeing us through tough times like Jill losing her job (but YEAH! she has a new one!) to really sad realities like Becky losing her sweet husband Bruce to cancer last Thanksgiving. That’s what girlfriends do, we share our lives – and sometimes over a cup of our favorite beverage.
So today’s Month of Friendship challenge is pretty easy. Just meet a friend for a coffee, or tea, or wine, or porch time. Just spend some quality time together talking, sipping coffee and just doing life- together.
I really, really miss those Friday mornings with Becky and Jill. Unfortunately, new jobs for both of them have changed our schedule and we’re still trying to figure that out. But I totally recommend having a regular schedule for catching up with girlfriends. Every Saturday morning for coffee or each Friday afternoon for a margarita. Find some ‘excuse’ to get together on a regular basis -for a little coffee and conversation. Get in the habit of spending time together. You’ll be so glad you did.
And then check out these other ways to connect with your friends and share what you’ve done/learned about staying in touch with the amazing women in your life … starting with just having a coffee together!
Days 1-21 of our Month of Friendship:
- Day 1: Throw a girlfriend dinner party
- Day 2: Girlfriend Gratitude
- Day 3: Social Media Friends
- Day 4: Make a memory gift for your girlfriend
- Day 5: Phone a Friend!
- Day 6: Plan a Girlfriend Trip
- Day 7: Pamper your Pals
- Day 8: Make a Friend Laugh
- Day 9: Start a Girlfriend Tradition
- Day 10: Go Shopping with your Girlfriends
- Day 11: Remember a friend you’ve lost, in honor of 9/11
- Day 12: Make dinner for your girlfriend
- Day 13: Send your girlfriend a card
- Day 14: Host a Girlfriend Happy Hour, GNO
- Day 15: Practice Random Acts of Kindness
- Day 16: Get a Mani/Pedi Together
- Day 17: Organize your closet with Girlfriend
- Day 18: Have a girlfriend movie or wii party
- Day 19: Go for a girlfriend walk together
- Day 20: Throw a all-about-you-girlfriend party
- Day 21: Make a girlfriend gift