Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time For Friends

by Maggie Sefton

We're all busy, aren't we?  It seems everyone's s schedule and To Do list has gotten longer and longer.  There are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done, right?  Most of us would agree.   But, no matter how busy my schedule is, there are some things I simply have to make time for.  The first is my cardio routine and working out six days a week.  And the other thing is----
I make time to see friends.

Friendships are So important.  As much as I enjoy the online groups and loops that I belong to and participate in, they are simply not enough for me.  I also have to have human, face-to-face time with friends on a regular basis.  Every weekend, I meet a friend or friends for dinner, usually twice.  There are so many cafes and restaurants in Fort Collins---from upscale to economical---dining out doesn't have to break the budget.  I also have other friends who prefer going to movies.  Plus, Fort Collins has a lively theatre scene, so there's a lot to choose from.

And there are other friends who like to get together regularly and catch up over coffee at one of our many different coffee shops.  Every kind imaginable from the nationwide "corporate & chrome" as my sleuth Kelly Flynn would say to "down home & funky."

I enjoy the simple coffee catch-ups as much as getting together for dinner or movies because all of them include Conversation.  I personally believe that talking with friends and acquaintances is good for us.  A healthful activity, you might say.  You can also get ideas and solve problems by talking with friends.  Remember that old saying---Two heads are better than one?  :)

Do any of you get together regularly with your friends?   Coffee catch-ups?


signlady217 said...

Absolutetly! Don't know how I'd survive "life" if I didn't have my friends! :)

ladyvyvian said...

I go to the local senior citizen's center several times a week. I participate in a ceramic's class and I have recently started playing bridge, too. I used to go to a crochet class but have had to stop crocheting because of pain in my wrists. I also try to have lunch with friends on Sunday after church.

Maggie Sefton said...

Ladyvyvian---Good for you. :). Not only is it fun, it's good for us mentally.