Last weekend I spent time with several ridiculously amazing people.
The actual meet ups were simple enough… one was a dinner, with eight gorgeous girls. Annie shared her cleavage, Fi shared her gorgeous ‘skinny’ face, Di came bra-less(as usual. Nothing new there). Nicky shared her wine, Linda shared MANY laughs, while Sarah conveniently *forgot* to share her new pink handbag….
The other meet up was a breakfast, which started at nine am, with Bernalicious, Annie, Sarah P, Jayne, Di and myself. While the tragically ill Sarah L slept off her nausea in a hotel room, we laughed and talked and took photos(two angles or it didn’t happen) of everything we possibly could. Then the bum-fingered bunny-chasing nutella-loving Kerri (KSack) Sackville joined us, with Boo, who proceeded to take charge of the room with her lego blocks and baby chino.
We changed venues once, also making time for a high speed car chase through most of the Eastern suburbs, and ended ‘breakfast’ at 4pm on a white couch in a space ship house on a cliff. Live tweeting from pods. FTW.
Simple. Simple enough meet ups, but we were so consumed in the rich conversation, much frivolity, laughter and TOGETHERNESS, and the time literally flew by. On each occasion.
I know for me, each experience was incredibly special. These are people I love for who they are, for what they stand for, and for what they’re doing in life. And when you’re hanging around people who are passionate about what they do, it rubs off on you. That’s one of the rules of life.
These are inspiring people, funny people, integrous people, committed people, generous people, make-it-happen people, caring people, step-out-and-HAVE-A-GO people… they made me want to leap onto the table and declare my own upcoming awesome project of fun-ness and joy!
They refueled me. And normally, I’m not refueled by people so much. I usually need space, and water, and sun. But these guys… they ARE fuel. Fuel for the soul.
And this is but a drop in the bucket of complete awesomeness of amazing people around me. And I’m UBER grateful for their influence on me. Which is stronger than they even realise. My world is enriched because they are in it.
So who surrounds YOU?
Let it be the wise, the gentle, the funny. The inspiring, the gracious and kind… you’ll do well to have these around you….