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Maintaining Quality Relationships in Life's Third Trimester

I've been thinking hard and long on this topic.  So much has changed for me in the last 15-20 years and friendships have been a big part of that.

When I left sixth grade to go into Jr. High (1952!!), I wrote a thank you note to my sixth grade teacher telling her she was "The best teacher I ever had!".  I was sad to be leaving grade school, but looking forward to Jr. High.  

She replied with a lovely comment.  I no longer have the note, but I've never forgotten the comment. She said . . ."friends are like pearls on a golden chain".  I never forgot that and I think it helped me to make quality friends all my life. 

I often thought of that quote when I found I was NOT making quality friends, but hanging with people who were not good for me and it helped me to make change in my life. Making a quality friendship takes time, effort and I have found it enriches me even beyond pearls and gold!!

So this topic will tell us how we've accomplished quality relationships, and each of us have certain ways of doing that. Some of us may have lost old friends, some of us may have had more friends than others, but we all can tell our stories of what it has been for us.  

I look forward to seeing you there and know I will learn much from each of you. 





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  • sia

    enjoyed it!

    December 10, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    Sorry I missed the error on ending date thanks Lea for catching it

    December 10, 2013

  • Peter A.

    I just realized that this group meets in the afternoon so I can still attend Listening To Rumi in the evening. That would make a long day, but I can pick and choose to do one or the other. So I'd like to ask if there is anyone driving near Oracle and Grant who would be willing to pick me up and drop me back home afterward. I won't plan on 12/3, but would be interested in attending anytime after that. Thanks in advance!

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Sandy M.

      Good luck Peter hope to see you

      December 2, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    I'll write more on this topic soon. But it will cover a wide range of relationships from self to others to partners to pets. And let's not forget children and/or family!

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ...and meetup members!

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Sandy M.

    PS - This topic will be more on how quality of relationship is built than how to find/create relationship. See you there

    1 · November 20, 2013

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