Friends and family are very important to me. Every Sunday my family comes together to eat, laugh and share stories.  

On the holidays we include the larger family and our friends to celebrate with us. It’s alot of work but it’s fun and the memories we make our priceless.

Many of us work long hours and only have the weekends to catch up on the housework and rest.  But it’s also important to make time for friends and family. 

Just recently I hosted a dinner party and over casual conversation was able to see a situation that I hadn’t noticed.  This realization will save me a lot of time and get me to my destination faster.  

By slowing down, talking, and listening I was able to see something in my life  I probably would have missed if it weren’t for my friend pointing it out.  

I know it’s not always easy finding the time to make plans, and putting in the effort to host does require energy.  But the benefits of being around friends and family make it all worth it.

So pick up the phone and make plans to get together with the ones you love and celebrate life.  You won’t regret it.