The Beauty of Old Friendships

“Think bbestmirroroldfriendack to some of the early healthy friendships you formed. While growing up, these friends became a home base you could return to — your safety net, your defender, your shoulder to cry on, and your source of humor. Flash forward to the present: If you’ve been lucky enough to hold on to these relationships over the years — the people you’ve belly laughed with, shared dreams, disappointments and dilemmas with, took adventures with, and celebrated all of your major life events with — you are blessed with the gift of friendship.” ~Tara Rummell Berson

At this time of year especially, I’m reminded of how lucky I’ve been in life. I’m thankful for so many things, but in this personal essay that is featured in the anthology, “In the Moment“, I talk about how blessed I’ve been with true friendships. I’ve had the great pleasure of acquiring many beautiful relationships throughout my life, but I focus on a particular group of girls I met almost 25 years ago.

I hope you that you’ll feel inspired to share this story with a friend, or group of friends, who you feel the same way about.  Here’s a scanned copy of the story if you have trouble reading the images below.


An Imperfectly Perfect Life Lesson

“When you boil down parenting, it’s really about teaching your children about what matters most in life. It’s about instilling values. And it’s also about reassuring them that it’s okay to not be perfect…because life isn’t perfect. So, yes, my children have seen my flaws and weaknesses, but instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, I’m showing them that you can have them and still be a good person.” ~Tara Rummell Berson

beautyofimperfectionI’m very humbled that my essay “An Imperfectly Perfect Life Lesson” was included in the Fly Like an Eagle anthology. The book is a collection of inspirational stories that spawn moments of reflection.

Here’s a scanned copy of my article (An Imperfectly Perfect Life Lesson). It’s a deeply personal parenting piece that will hopefully teach you to embrace your imperfections rather than feel guilty about them.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the book on Amazon for about $15 (proceeds benefit SORCO, a rescue and rehab and release facility for injured raptors such as eagles, hawks and owls).

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