The invisible connection between good friends is interesting and something I suspect is stronger between women than between male friends. Men aren't surprised to see their buddy in the same blue sweater and that would never launch them into a discussion of did you buy that when it was a "buy one, get one at 50%" sale, and if so, what other color did you get? If the female friends are young enough, that discussion may be accompanied by an audible squeal over the sale or the fact that they both loved the same sweater.
Women may not want to find another woman in the same dress at any given event, especially an expensive formal dress, but when someone you like and admire buys the same item, it draws you closer and reaffirms your own good taste. (If Mary likes it enough to buy it too, I must have made a good choice.)
If you are a reader, have you ever called a friend to tell them not to buy a favorite author's newest book only to find that they just bought it and were about to call you with the same message?
Being in sync is a warm fuzzy and a smile maker.
Yesterday I went to see a Christmas play with a very good friend. We exchanged Christmas gifts. We share a love of handmade artistry. She gave me this beautiful blue handmade bowl from an artisan in Disneyworld. I have it tipped against a candle here to better show the interior. She also gave me the bag of homemade Christmas cookies.
Check the back of the label
Can you tell how she made them?
They are machine embroidered sugar cookies!
Unfortunately for this post, I didn't take a photo of what I attached on my gift package to her. It was a sugar cookie, also on felt, but with bugle beads as colored sprinkles sewn on.
Great minds and crafty fingers think alike.
My new bowl qualifies this as a Blue Monday post. For more Blue Monday posts, please check out Smiling Sally's blog.
Best wishes for a happy week to everyone, and may you all be as blessed as I am with friendships, both online and off.