I texted a Florida friend last month, asking “Hey, wanna snort tomorrow afternoon?” She knew I didn’t mean cocaine. I meant snort with laughter, something we do well together and not often enough since I moved to California. Of course she was up for it (or, today, I supposed she’d be “down” for it).
When we finally hung up our phones almost two hours had passed and we had snorted up a storm. And we’re snorting this week, as I’ll be in Florida hanging with the girls.
Laughter’s a necessary ingredient in any relationship. It’s leavening. If we couldn’t laugh with our spouses, we’d all be divorced, I’m convinced. Living together is hard and sometimes serious stuff. A break from all that serious stuff is always welcome, and the more breaks the better.
Laughter spices up any friendship–it’s definitely a prerequisite for mine.
And of course, even our dogs make us laugh.
Here’s the other thing I liked about this Curly Girl Designs thought: “and will still hang out with you when you do it in public.”
Yeah, that perfect acceptance. Love my women friends for accepting me with all my quirks and foibles.