Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friendships - We All Need Them

Oprah Winfrey surprised the six friends when they drove onto the stage of her show on Sept. 13. (George Burns/Harpo Productions)

Moms are very busy people. We bear a great deal of stress. We carry worries which flow into our dreams. We are not very good at taking care of ourselves. Friendships, true friendships, give us a place 0f belonging. According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a sense of belonging is a must-have before we can attend to our need for esteem or for self-actualization. I, too, have a group of friends with whom I spend a long weekend every year. It is a safe place where we can be honest, open, and vulnerable. A place where we can count on someone to tell us when we are wrong, remind us when we need to hang on, and reassure us that we are loved no matter what.

The link below leads to a story on the front page of today's Globe. It is a heart-warming story~

Oprah honors 6 longtime girlfriends from Mass. - The Boston Globe

Tuesday, November 2, 2010