Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 21, 2016

Hey guys!  Thanks for stopping by Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  So glad you joined me and Vanessa at X-tremely V!

I'm having one of those weeks where you can't wait for the weekend to get here, but need an extra day to get everything done you need to do.  You know the ones.  I have friends coming in this weekend and CAN.NOT.WAIT for them to get here.  They are coming from Kansas, Wisconsin and the other side of Missouri and I'm so excited to host this group of friends at my house.  So today I'm thinking out loud about friends!

Friends do magical things to your life.  Or I guess I should say the right friends do magical things to your life.  I've been blessed with some very right friends.  They lift me up.  They inspire me.  They have my back no matter what.  

You'll know the people that feed your soul...because you'll feel good after spending time with them...:

True friends are the ones you can spill your guts out to and know your friendship won't waver.  They'll listen and they will love you anyway.  My best friends are those that open their heart and trust you with their most deepest feelings and thoughts.  And you can open up fully to them right back.

                      20 Quotes That Show What Friendship Truly Means - Thanks for everything :):

I lost a great friend in January to cancer.  I think it makes me appreciate my friends here on earth a bit more.  It also makes forgiving a bit easier to do because you just never know when someone could be pulled to heaven.  Forgive.  Remember to look at the big picture.  Treasure every single moment you have with the people who matter most in your life.  

                       When a friend does something wrong, don't forget all the things they did right. Friendship quotes on

So that's what I'm thinking out loud about today.  Do you have great friends in your life? I hope you do.  There's nothing better that great friends!

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  1. Great quotes on friendship Penny. My girlfriend and her husband just visited this week from NY. We've been friends for 25 years and we pick up right where we left off. It is always such a great feeling. Enjoy your time with your friends. Sounds like a lot of fun will be happening!

  2. I have some wonderful friends - midlife seems to be the time when your connections deepen, but I will admit to culling one particular friend who crossed the line once too often - there's forgiveness and there's a line in the sand. I doubt she even realizes that she's at fault *sigh* Leanne @ cresting the hill

  3. I agree with Leanne above - there's forgiveness and then's there's the line in the sand. Last year, I parted ways with a girl that I had known since elementary school. It wasn't just one single, solitary act that did it, but rather a culmination of drama from the previous 10 years. Looking at the big picture is what finally got me to see that the friendship wasn't healthy anymore. That incident reinforced the "season" part of the old saying about people coming into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

  4. Isn't it true...that the right friends do magical things in your life. The older and wiser I get, I realize who those true friends are and how important they are. Enjoy your weekend with friends!!

  5. Sometimes we have to let go of friendships that no longer work, but then there's the friendships that can last a lifetime and we learn to forgive as needed because of how much we cherish them.

  6. Good friends are treasures. Lifelong friends are solid gold. I lost a golden friend to cancer in September. I feel for you. I try to treasure each moment. Alana

  7. My Hubby is my best friend :) And now my children are young adults they are wonderful friends too :) I have been blessed with some long standing friendships even though we are separated by continents and oceans :)

    Have a lovely weekend with your friends and may your bond grow stronger still :)

    Happy Weekend, cheers, T. :)

  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop