Girlfriends ❤️ …

When I asked my friends for their favorite “romantic scene” from a movie or show for my “Love ❤️” post this was the most surprising but maybe my favorite answer …  Thelma & Louise — when they “take the leap” … for so many reasons “they lived” Robin your answer prompted this blog …🙏 thank you!
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“We’ll be friend ’til we’re old and senile. … Then we’ll be new friends!”… unknown
I LOVE my friends old & new — the old ones have a special place in my heart because we have so much history.  We have been through good times & bad & mediocre.  But unlike a spouse or significant other or even a parent or child my feelings toward them don’t have the highs & lows, they are steady & smooth (for the most part ;)) — they are just my FRIEND — in good times & in bad, in sickness & in health. I’m a pretty “low maintenance friend” (I think, I hope?! ;)) and I have “low maintenance friends” we could not talk or not see each other for years and I love them just the same, we pick up right where we left off & I love that and need that in my friendships. Basically this is what sums up how I feel about my friends …
“I need and want friends that when I cry they make me laugh and when I laugh they make me laugh so hard I cry (& almost pee in my pants now that I’m almost 50!!!) … SB 
quotes about friendship …

“good friends are like stars you don’t always see them but you know they are there.”
Christy Evans

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” — Albert Camus

“Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”— It’s a Wonderful Life

“A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.”— Anonymous

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you,” and PROVED it.” — Unknown


“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” E.B. White Charlotte’s Web

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”— C.S. Lewis

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey









I hope my daughter has as good of friends as I do —  I will be so happy for her — I think she will, she’s a really good friend & pretty low maintenance — so far ;)!



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Published by shannbenn50

First a little bit about me ... I'm going to be 50 in about 5 minutes, I've been married for 20 years and have two incredibly great teenagers, (albeit incredibly moody). I am a Capricorn and I'd say 99% Capricorn. I do yoga everyday and my husband says "for someone who does ("practices" is the correct term FYI ; yoga everyday you're awfully high strung", my response is "can you imagine me if I didn't do yoga everyday"? and his response is "I'd be scared"! I've been told by a number of people that I need to lower my expectations of people because then I won't constantly be disappointed. My husband says he tries to have zero expectations and then sometimes he's pleasantly surprised. :) Which is really great advice and may work for him but I'm having a hard time with it, and I don't want to lower my expectations, I want people to rise to my expectations (someone said to me the other day "who died and made you God")? So I've been "practicing" this mantra "lower your expectations, be more forgiving and compassionate & understanding" it has maybe worked a tiny bit. And then I came across this quote while in the throes of being disappointed by others "There is no good way or bad way. And the sooner we let go of expectations about how things are supposed to go, the happier we get to be." Which I wrote down and put in my nightstand from a book I read called "The Divorce Party" by Laura Dave. So I texted my friend that quote, who also has high expectations of people and who is also constantly let down and I said "perhaps my mother is right, she told me I have really high expectations of myself and so I think everyone else should be the same and they're not, so the sooner I accept that the better". And my friend's response was? "Lies, all lies! Of course there is a good way and a bad way, the GOOD way is OUR way"! For better or for worse I have to say I agree! "What is wrong with people?" was going to be the title of my blog because I constantly find those words coming out of my mouth ... but this "blog" has morphed into something else because it turned out I actually have a lot of positive good things to say and share about people, I shocked myself, so therefore I changed the title and the direction of my "blog/website" ... my initial emoji I was going to use was 😩 But now the one I want to use is ❤️

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