by Ruth on June 26, 2014

in Miscellaneous, Motherhood

As a mom, I don’t really get to spend as much time with friends as I wish I could. So I really cherish every meeting with them.

In the past month or so, I was delighted to catch up with some dear friends.

In May, I attended Celestine’s wedding. If you don’t know who she is, Celes is the very wise, intelligent and big-hearted woman behind Personal Excellence, a blog on personal development that has been listed as one of the best of PD blogs on various sites.

True to her nature, Celes’s wedding was as unique as she is. Unlike many local weddings where it’s common to have 200, 300 guests, Celes’s wedding was a small, cozy affair attended only by a small group of people who are important to her. Because of that, it was such a privilege to be there. Not only that, instead of changing in and out of a few dresses like what many brides would do, Celes opted to stay in her wedding gown the whole evening and spent the time chatting with friends. Isn’t that cool? By the way, it was first time I had vegetarian food at a wedding (Celes is a vegan). Real special ya? *smile*

Celes, here’s wishing you again a very blessed marriage and keeping doing the great work you are doing!

Then earlier this month, another dear friend Martine came to town. Like Celes, she’s also a popular blogger and owns the beautiful site, Make It Blissful, where I’m a regular contributor. It has been such an inspiration watching her growth as a blogger and mompreneur and how it all culminated in the awesome Make It Blissful site that she now owns and runs her blogging coaching biz from.

While spending time with friends is important, I am reminded of a quote by Jim Rohn, one of America’s most famous motivational speaker. He said:

“You are the average of five of people you spend the most time with.” 

There’s so much truth in that statement. Without my group of special friends who live such inspiring lives, I don’t think I’ll be where I am today. Their courage to pursue their dreams, their encouragements and support for me, have helped me to do the same in my life. Thank you to everyone of you!

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