What a fun weekend we'll be having! We leave later today to visit some friends in Virginia. Sweet little Rhia (a niece's daughter) will be turning one year old and there will be a huge party for her. I'll be wearing a sari, there will be lots of Indian food to tempt me back to the cooked side of life (but, never fear, I am strong!), and we'll be staying up very late enjoying the party Saturday evening.



Mohtarama, Wendi, Mamta, Deborah

These are some of my closest friends. We are all completely different, having unique personalities, lifestyles, spiritual beliefs, thoughts, and habits. Yet, we share an immense respect and love for each other that isn't easy to find these days. We speak our own truths, sharing them with each other, knowing that many times our friends hold opposing truths that are equally true for them.We have embraced our differences and seen beyond them to the true spirit inside each of us. There is incredible love in this kind of friendship, coupled with immense respect for each others' paths in this life.

This weekend I'll be spending time with these amazing women and we'll share a lot of laughter, joy, love, and so much more. Since we'll be at a party, there will most likely be a lot of dancing, too! What a lovely way to spend a weekend---with close friends enjoying each others' company.

When's the last time you spent time with people who make you feel good about being yourself ?Can you think of people who are like that---those you love as much as they love you, who respect you and love you in a way that fills you with beautiful energy? If so, I hope you'll be spending time with them sometime soon. If not, then I send out a special wish that you will find a friend like that for yourself. If you don't know where to start, send a note to me.I'm not claiming to be an expert in friendship, but I'd love to talk with you about friendships and ways I've found to meet people who can fill your heart with love and laughter as much as you fill theirs with the same!?