A Woman’s Gift of Friendship and Conversation

 I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives written by Ellen Goodman and Patricia O’Brien is one of my favorite books

This morning, while I was driving out of my neighborhood I spotted my friend and neighbor Ellen Day at the end of her driveway collecting her empty garbage cans. Because of our winter hibernation we had spoken to each other but not had an opportunity to visit face to face.

I immediately pulled up to her driveway and jumped out of my car. We greeted each other with “Blue Brain” hugs and kisses in the middle of the street. We chuckled about what the neighbors might say.. but “who cares!” We chatted for a few minutes and then realized we both were chilled by the morning dampness, and retreated to my car.

Ellen and I began our conversation as always, checking in about her son Jimmy and my son Joshua, and their lives with  Type 1 diabetes. Then we chatted about the rest of our family members, sons, husbands and my daughter-in-laws and grandchildren. Ellen is 20 years younger than I am and her sons are still at home or in college.

Then our conversation turned to our careers. Ellen told me how well her Silpada Jewelry team is doing and shared about my “Brain Color” adventures. Finally we chatted about our extended family members, friends, the neighborhood and the recession.

Suddenly, we realized that we had been enjoying each other’s company for 90 minutes, and we needed to finish our chores and get back to work.

However, we concluded our conversation with gratitude for our friendship and unexpected conversation!
It was a Healthy and Happy respite from our daily routines.

It’s a lovey gift when you can chat with
a friend who knows just what you mean!

Thank you, Ellen.

Do you have a friend who knows just what you mean?

Sheila N. Glazov, Author, Personality Type Expert, Professional Speaker and Educator
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