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A boat load of friends... 2023.07.07

This week I achieved a life long goal... I finally can say that I have a "boat load" of friends! On July 4th, we hosted several of our friends and their families at the lake and - both literally and figuratively - had a boat load of friends. Please don't tell the police, as I think we exceed the maximum number of people on the pontoon boat by a one or two.

Amidst the fun and laughter of the day, one of our friends shared a startling comment with me. By way of background, she is an amazing single mom with two young daughters. My friend simply shared "I needed this". My natural response was, tell me more - to which she shared that it had been a long time since she had engaged in a fun activity with adult friends.

As were picking up from the party, I was thinking back to the last time our core group of friends had a get together. Sadly, it was before Covid... Between kids, work, family, etc., our relationships with our friends can take a backseat.

And yet, healthy friendships are a key part of our lives. We were meant to have friends (and no, friends at work do not count here). With summer in full swing, now is a great time to "phone a friend" and invite them to the lake, the pool, a summer BBQ... the key is to take the first step. Have a great weekend.

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