This past Saturday, a group of girlfriends got together in the North Georgia Mountains to celebrate one of our special friend’s upcoming birthday. There was a yummy lunch followed by a five-mile hike on part of the Benton McKaye Trail. It was a beautiful day to walk, to visit, to simply be under a Carolina blue sky, and to celebrate our friend, Tracy.
“Birthdays need to be celebrated. I think it is more important to celebrate a birthday than an important exam, a promotion, or a victory. Because to celebrate a birthday means to say to someone: ‘Thank you for being you.’ On a birthday, we do not say: ‘Thanks for what you did or said or accomplished.’ No, we say: ‘Thank you for being born and being among us.'”
After the hike, we found ourselves guzzling water as we gazed over a magnificent landscape of mountains. Soon, snacks of all kind, wine and cold drinks were brought out as we gathered around a picnic table. Tracy and I built a blazing outdoor fire, and for that moment, all was right and well with the world.
It is good to take time out to celebrate life and girlfriends that we love!
“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.”