The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friends + Fun = Wealth

       Nothing is louder. Nothing is wilder and results in more snorting and panty-dampening. Nothing is more fun...than a group of female friends.

      My box of the soon-to-be-on-sale Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Just Us Girls arrived today. And I'm in it...twice.

      Okay, to be more accurate, I have only one story ("My Circle of Friends") that is part of the anthology, but in another story, I am one of the featured characters. That story is called "Wild Women Wielding Pens" and is written by the Chicken Soup Queen Linda O'Connell. It's a warm, well-crafted story about the critique group I'm lucky enough to belong to. 

       But hold your horses! Linda is not the only writer-friend who has a story published in this collection. Lisa Ricard Claro has a story about a friendship that seems first. Her tale made me think of the unlikely friendships I've formed over the years, and made me consider what I would have missed out on if I had just gravitated towards people who looked and acted like me...

       A group of women who are good friends...There is nothing rowdier or more supportive. And there's nothing that enriches our lives more...

         Who is one of your best friends? Share a story about them or tell why they're such a good friend. Nosey people like me want to know...