Who are the people who believe in you? Make your smile? Go out of their way to show that they care? Who makes your days and birthdays special?
This past week was my birthday. It’s not necessarily a favorite day of mine, choosing to live in a delusion of about 20 years ago, but thankfully it’s still a day of friends showing that they care.
I was out of town at BlogWorldExpo (a GREAT social media conference that I was honored to be speaking at – and fortunately, I spoke on the first day, so I got it over with early!). I returned home today to find a stack of cards filled with birthday wishes from friends and family. I also had a L O N G list of Facebook Birthday wishes from friends over the past decades. (And the day before my birthday, was my friend and the smiley center of the above photo, Glenda‘s birthday too!)
It’s amazing how friends can transport you back through time – how old friends can say just a ‘Hey!’ and it sounds like you’re back in school together or hanging out enjoying time with each other. Amazing. Friends can transport time.
Who of your friends make you feel timeless? Who see your smile without the smile lines? What friends make you feel like you were just together yesterday when it’s been years?
Let’s be thankful for those friends. Let’s be grateful for the girlfriends who keep us ageless and smiling. Let’s celebrate the connections that we make that turn into pillars of strength we cling to when times are hard and we need someone to hold us up above the waters of doubt and fear. Let’s be thankful for those friends.
Thanks! For being a friend when someone needs you so badly she can’t even tell you. Thanks! For reminding us that our friends have faith in us. THANKS! For being a Friend. (And, thanks! For being so kind and thoughtful on my birthday my friends. I am blessed beyond measure!)
Thanks too to the friends at BlogWorldExpo – for the opportunity to speak at this great Social Media / New Media Conference!
This was my 4th BlogWorldExpo and my first opportunity to speak for the event. BlogWorldExpo is a BIG conference, tradeshow and media event based on social media, new media and everything internet. It’s a great conference to learn from hundreds of speakers and to learn from thousands of attendees. If you’re interested, BlogWorldExpo 2012 will be in NY June 5-7. It’s well worth attending if you’re interested in or working in the world of social media. Here’s what I presented at BlogWorldExpo on ‘Building Online Communities.‘
Meet our new Girlfriend – the Faux Diet Queen. She’s like a bunch of us – knows she needs to be healthier but it isn’t that easy, right?! So, we’re going to cheer her along. It’s so she can live longer and be around for her kids and her kids’ kids. Join us each week as we laugh along with the Faux Diet Queen on her journey to a healthy life-style – even if it drives her to silly excuses and funny food adventures!
What’s going on on Girlfriendology this week? Glad you asked …
You have downloaded your FREE ‘Save Money & Time’ eBook, HAVEN’T YOU!? (And, you’ve shared it with your girlfriends, right?! Filled with LOADS of girlfriend advice on saving money through menu planning, couponing, even frugal shopping for organic foods – go for it Girlfriend!
Want to share your Girlfriend Advice for the Holidays? What to help other women reduce their holiday stress? Here’s your chance to be included in our next Free eBook! Go for it Girlfriends!
Intention Holders – Strengthening your Girlfriend Safety Net – Great guest blog by Diane Gage Lofgren and Margaret Bhola share this guest blog on how to grow the circle of friends you can call at any time for any reason.
Girls Rule! Women are making Advances like never before! It shares how women are advancing in so many areas – of leadership, business, education, etc.
Okay Girlfriends – what did you do with all that left-over Halloween Candy? We’ve got just the right Girlfriend advice for you!
Playdates with Girlfriends – Thinking outside the Box – a great guest blog by our girlfriend guru Rachel Awes.
October Contest becomes November and December Contest! – Free eBook just for signing up for our weekly newsletter and weekly winner of $25 Starbucks gift card (to take your friends out for coffee on Girlfriendology!).
This week on BlogTalkRadio: TARA ZIEGMONT – author of “Your Best Thanksgiving EVER.”
Talk about the people who make you feel special … like the ones you share the table with at Thanksgiving, or the people in your life you are thankful for our upcoming holiday of girlfriend (and friends and family) gratitude.
As Tara knows: The key to Your Best Thanksgiving Ever! is preparation. She’ll share how we can start in October, accomplish two or three small tasks each week. We will prepare dishes on Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and use the Crock Pot on Thanksgiving Day. If you follow my guidelines, you will have time to truly enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. Tara is the blogger behind ‘Feels Like Home‘ blog and will give great girlfriend advice on less stress and more fun for Thanksgiving!
JOIN US on Friday, November 11th – 2-2:30pm ET on BlogTalkRadio.com/Girlfriendology to listen in on how you can have your best Thanksgiving EVER!
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Here’s this past week’s favorites:
“I believe in pink. I believe in kissing; kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day & I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn http://bit.ly/vTuozb
“A good friend is cheaper than therapy.” #quote unknown http://bit.ly/vwcGGm (Agree?)
“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, & everything is possible.” Cherie Crater-Scott http://bit.ly/ueCXU9