Monday, June 8, 2009

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
Douglas Pagels

On Saturday evening, Nick and I headed to Washington Avenue to join my friend Sarah to celebrate her 29th birthday. I met Sarah about six years ago when I was a collegiate member of Tri Delta and she was working for executive office. Through various conferences and workshops we kept crossing paths and when we moved to St. Louis I only knew of one person who lived here, Sarah!

Sarah is the perfect example of how welcoming and inclusive one should be to new friends or people in a new city. We both were always invited to join her and her friends for dinner or girl's night Bunco. We even had Christmas dinner with her family. Now I will never hesitate to invite someone new to come along because it is so appreciated to be included!

Me and Sarah at dinner

7 comments:

Whitney said...

How fun! It is so important to include new people in things because you never know if they will become one of your best friends or not!

Angie said...

Where did you eat down on Washington?
I hope I've been as welcoming to you as your friend Sarah. I know how hard it must be to move to a new town and to not know anyone (except Sarah lol)

CRICKET said...

Some of my oldest friends are from my sorority.

Jillian, Inc said...

Oh, that's so very true. Being open and "out there" with new people is hard for me, but I've tried really hard to be more welcoming to new people in situations because I'm so thankful others have been that way with me.

Elizabeth said...

What a great friend! :)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

What a good friend...Happy birthday to Sarah!

Kristen said...

That is SO true - such a easy thing such as offering an invitation to someone can mean the world to someone else. I think sometimes we get into our "comfort" zones and don't want to intrude. But I don't think I've ever not liked getting an invite by a new (or old!) friend! How nice that you have a friend like Sarah who is so thoughtful!

 
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