2020 June

  • True Friends Will Always Be There

    True friends will ALWAYS be there. There is no stopping the love of true friends. Good times and bad. Easy times and hard. Sunshine and shade. True friends will never leave our side!
  • Learning to Quiet Judgement While Continuing to Love

    My mom taught me a few things. By watching her, I learned that I didn’t want to be negative. My mom Edna was one of the most negative people I’ve known. If she were a cartoon character, she would have been drawn with a persistent black cloud over her head. She was also very dramatic.
  • Serve Up Some Classic Cajun Jambalaya

    You may have heard the proper way to pronounce New Orleans is "NAW-lins," but locals will tell you that's not the case. Say "New Or-LEENZ," with a long E sound, and you’re also off the mark. Most locals opt for the simple "New OR-lins," and some even say it with four syllables: "New AHL-lee-ins. Me? I pronounce it “GREAT FOOD!” 
  • Our Friends Are Our World

    If you have a best friend, realize how important you are to them! There are billions of people on this planet and fate intertwined your paths! We may seem minuscule in the vastness of our population, but know that you are a major component in the lives of friends!

  • When Life Throws a Curveball, Hit It Out of the Park

    Life is a series of surprises, heartaches, joys, tragedies, renewals, and redirections. If you remain flexible--even through the curve balls--you can navigate it all. If not, you may find yourself in a struggle. I think I am a little of both. I know that my transitory childhood taught me to be flexible, and I’ve used that skill where I’ve needed it most--being a mom.
  • It's Not About Where You Are, It's About Who You Are With

    We would also spend the Fourth of July on the lake. The coolest thing to do was sit at a window seat in any of the high-rise restaurants that had a view. A large barge would go out to the middle of the lake and at sundown and start shooting off fireworks.
  • Walking In When the Rest Walk Out

    Life is hard. We're told this all of the time. We experience this. True friends are there for us through EVERYTHING. That means the good AND the bad. It's very easy to share in someone's joy and happiness. It's much harder to realize and help them through their hardships and struggles. This is why most are "unavailable" at these times. You are lucky if you have a friend who is there for you ALWAYS. Return the favor - be there for them! .
  • Mix Up a Classic New Orleans Sazerac

    While it’s a close relative of the Old Fashioned, the Sazerac trademark is an absinthe “rinse” of the glass, and of course, rye whiskey. Introduce your girlfriends to this classic cocktail while you plan your next girls weekend in the Big Easy!
  • Making Our Souls Blossom

    This is basically what friends are! God gave us friends so we have someone in life that will pick us up, make us laugh, share our happiness, and give us love! Be grateful for your friends. Let your friends know how much you care about them!
  • Friends Truly Care About How We Are

    Friends truly care about how and what we're feeling. It is okay to confide in them - after all, that is why they're asking! Never be ashamed or scared to talk about your troubles, fears, or concerns with a good friend. That is why they are there. Wouldn't you want them to come to you in a time of need? A true friend will listen. A true friend wants you to be happy.
  • Truly Great Friends are Hard to Find

    If you have found your best friend - the one who knows everything about you, the one who loves you through it all - cherish that friendship! Finding "friends" is easy, they're all around you. However, finding best friends, those true friends who make our lives what they are, those are hard to find. If you have a best friend like that, let them know how much you care about them!
  • Friends Lift You Higher

    True friends lift you up in the best times AND the worst times. If at any point, someone drags you down, know that you deserve better. No one should ever bring you down. Be around people who inspire you, care about you, and respect you. If anyone does anything less, they're likely not worth your time. If "friends" do anything less, they likely aren't true friends.