10 things I learned from Best Buddies

By Eliza Moyer and Julie Henshaw

I learned…

  1. That’s its more than okay to smile to strangers;
  2. That you don’t need a special occasion to get together and have a good meal, spending time together is reason enough (our group had a great time together at Swiss chalet!)
  3. That its okay to paint outside the lines (as a group social event , we painted our own beautiful pottery! )
  4. That there’s more to me than what I see in the mirror
  5. That a genuine smile from a special friend will always be enough to brighten the worst of days
  6. That to really enjoy the moment, I need to slow down and take life a little less seriously
  7. That if someone can’t accept me for who I am, just around the corner I know I’ll find someone who can and does.
  8. That you can always pig-out in front of a true friend (I think we all wished that we had worn elastic-waist pants for all the cookie consumption at our Christmas party!)
  9. To appreciate my abilities and to challenge my limitations
  10. That there is no room for judgment in friendship, only love and acceptance

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