The Fountain of Youth has been Discovered!


I have just returned from a trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  On my travels I taught an amazing group of women that if I am not mistaken have discovered the Fountain of Youth.  This group of women (many of them have been married over 50 years, some even 60 years!) was one of the most amazing groups that I have ever taught.  Not only were they energetic and fun but so youthful!  I was literally shocked when some of them shared their ages.   Some of these women have been friends for over 50 years.  The love and friendship they share warmed my heart.  As I taught and listened to them I was struck by how beautiful each of them were.  One of them women (over 80 years old) has been to Africa 3 times-in the last 4 years!!  I left the workshop feeling so blessed that I was able to be in their presence and experience what a lifetime of friendship looks like.  I don’t know what they are drinking, but I would love to bottle it up and take it home with me!  Today in your writing examine your friendships.  If you are lucky enough to have friendships that have survived through the decades, consider yourself very fortunate!  There is nothing like making new friends, but the treasure comes really with those friends who you have “grown up” with!  So here’s to all those amazing women in the Bellevue, Washington area.  I look forward to the next time our paths meet again!  (Of course Courtney has nothing to do with this blog except for the fact that she won’t leave my side since I have returned, so I thought I would include her as well!)  I think I see a smile on her face!

2 Comments to “The Fountain of Youth has been Discovered!”

  1. Tam, old bean, I am impressed that you were able to meet up with that great group —- but just remember I know one of them, so if they are like her, you are telling the truth. Here’s to ROCHELLE and her gang. from the elder student.

    • Yes, they were an amazing group of women and since most of this group comes to the desert in the winter, we have to invite them to a happy hour! You will love them!

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