Monday, January 26, 2015

Quote of the Week

This is day 16 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Please join me as we share a month of reading, writing and discovery. Today's topic is 10 Years Ago, I was probably ___.

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.
 
― Maya AngelouLetter to My Daughter



The year was 2005, we had just gotten through 15 months of insanity where hubby traveled on business 2-3 weeks at a time.

I happened to read a small ad in the newspaper about a new wine shop that had opened up near us. We weren't all that much into wine at the time, due mostly to lack of knowledge and places that held tastings.

That was about to change...but that's not all that changed. We started going to the wine tastings on Saturday afternoons, and it was not only educational, it was a social thing. The owners formed a chapter of the American Wine Society which we joined.

There were wine dinners, live music and later Friday night get togethers at the wine shop. Unfortunately the local business was not enough to sustain them, and they had to close the shop. On the last of these gatherings we decided that we wanted to keep this going, so now we get together about once a month, bringing food and wine to share. We've been doing this for nearly 8 years. We have had dinners, taken trips, had parties, gone to weddings and rang in the New Year. 

A number of us even attend the same church now.  All because I saw this one little ad in the newspaper. Was it fate, karma? I don't know, but I don't think it was just chance. Whatever the reason, I'm grateful for and value all these friendships tremendously.
 

So what was I doing 10 years ago?  A lot less.  Cheers!


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12 comments:

  1. What a fabulous thing that brought all of you together.

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    1. It was a great thing indeed. You never know which little thing will lead to something big.

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  2. That sounds like a really cool setup. I wish there was one like that around here, just with beer. Would be kind of fun.

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    1. It is cool! That one little ad brought us lots of friends and a social life that just continues to expand.

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  3. I just love this. You never EVER know what that one chance thing will bring. There is magic around every corner and we don't even know it.

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    1. That is so true. Seek and ye shall find. In other words, all you have to do is look!

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  4. I loved the ending to your post! So you are doing a lot more with awesome friends! Cheers to that!

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  5. I love this. How we make connections is always so interesting to me.

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    1. Life is amazing and things have a way of working out when and where you least expect it.

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  6. I agree with Hilary...the way me make connections is fascinating. You never know when a simple act of reading an ad will lead to a lifetime of friendships...

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    1. Sometimes it is the smallest things that make the biggest difference.

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