Monday, March 21, 2011

Just For the Fun of It!

Have you ever done something just for the fun of it?  For no real purpose other than to just gather with friends for good conversation, good food, and good fun?  This past weekend my husband and I did exactly that.  We hosted what we called a "Black and White @ the Beach" Party. 

I am finding that often in our lives we go from one requirement to the next; crossing off all the things that must be done while neglecting the seemingly superfluous things. My friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us that there is a need to make extra time for what he calls the "best property of all":

     "We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our room tight, and our clothing sufficient; but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all--friends?"

That is what we did this weekend.  We sought to take care of what we feel is as important as our health, as critical as our livelihood, and as valued as our family; we sought to nurture our friendships.

It was an opportunity to show them how much they mean to us, to spoil them a little, and to thank them for their involvement in our lives.
We couldn't feel more blessed to call them our friends.


Unknown said...

Ardith - lovely pictures and a meaningful post! It is the most important in life that we take for granted the most - Thanks for reminding us again : )

Laura said...

Looks like so much fun!
Friends + beach = neverfail great time!
Love the quote.

sulekkha said...

Friends are our greatest treasures, lovely post Ardith. Loved the happy pictures too.

neffie said...

Love the quote, love the idea - sounds like it was an awesome party!

Kim said...

We all need good's what makes life fun!