I've said it here before, I think, but it bears repeating: I'm rich in friendship. When I was in my 20's it seemed difficult to make new friends, but now in my 40s it seems to be a regular occurrence in my life.
This morning I'm meeting a new friend for coffee, a woman named Norma. I met her at the school last week when she stopped in to pick up her son early for an appointment. She's from Mexico and her English is still rudimentary, so she brought her older son along to help translate. Since I'm trying to learn Spanish, I made an effort to speak it as much as I could, and she tried to hold up her end in English. (The older brother finally grinned and stepped aside and left us to it). Norma speaks English about as well I speak Spanish, which isn't saying a lot (ha!) but we had fun. Before she left she got my whole name, and when I left work that afternoon she had sent me a Facebook friend request. Which led to an hour of messaging back and forth and we've decided to get to know each other and help each other with our language lessons! How cool is that?
I have two Starbucks gift cards so I suggested meet up there this morning and get free drinks. (I don't care for Starbucks, but I appreciate the gift cards which were end-of-the-year presents from a couple of students and their families). Besides learning a new language, we discovered that we share a love of cooking, and last night Norma sent me a picture of the dinner she was making and this sentence, "You will learn to speak Spanish and you will learn to cook Mexican!" which made me laugh right out loud.
I'm looking forward to this new friend! Lucky me.
ooooooooooooooooooooooh, sounds like a total win/win!ReplyDelete
You are lucky, I think so too.ReplyDelete
How wonderful for both of you. My wife says I don’t get out of the garden long enough to make new friends.ReplyDelete
Coffee, a new language, some good food and a new friend. That sounds like the perfect day!ReplyDelete
That's great! And it will make all the difference in the world when it comes to learning Spanish. Having someone to speak with is a huge advantage. (I practiced my French with a French teacher at work for a while, and that was a plus!)ReplyDelete
I think Starbucks must get a huge amount of business from gift cards. We invariably get Starbucks cards from students too!
Have a great time!!ReplyDelete
You are a very fortunate person this way. Yes.ReplyDelete
New friends are a great, good gift. This friend made me laugh, too.ReplyDelete
SO wonderful! What a great opportunity and new friendship!ReplyDelete
I very much cherish my old friends (as I know you do, too), but making a new friend is a wonderful experience.ReplyDelete
Fun times with your new friend.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great friendship is beginning. I am not a fan of Starbucks either, but I am always getting gift cards from students. I have almost $100 on my phone of gift cards. I loaded them all today. Have fun!ReplyDelete
شركة تسليك مجاري بالاحساء
شركة شفط بيارات بالاحساء
شركة نقل عفش بالاحساء
شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالاحساءReplyDelete
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء
شركة صيانة مسابح بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالاحساء