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A friend is a companion, a word that comes from the French meaning with-bread (com = with, pain = bread).

Balloon Friends

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For February, I want to unpack what a friend really means. Let’s start with a beautiful metaphor. Friends are like balloons, hot air balloons. They light up our sky. This brilliance is only possible because behind the incredible show of light and color, someone worked very hard on this balloon. Read more on this balloon metaphor […]

Lifelong Friends

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You know that moment when a stranger reveals something a little different from the crowd? And in that moment, when they look a little vulnerable, you stop and look at them twice and think,  “You, too?! I thought it was just me . . .”* I thought it was just me who painted model civil […]

The Lawn Lady Doesn’t Know Me

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Let’s talk about how friendship is different from business contacts. Friends are simply people you know well enough that you’re happy being yourself. The more you know them, the safer you feel to be you. You may not reveal all your secrets, but you can be your back-porch self with them.  When your honest self shows […]