My Sunny Side: The Joy of Friendship

Together on the walk of life

After spending a week surrounded by my friends, I can safely say that my friends add so much joy to my life. We are all in life transitions right now; many of us have spent our first year away at college and some of us are getting ready to leave for the first time. But no matter what state we venture to or what animal we take allegiance to (Go Bruins!), we will still be friends. I am reminded of this quote:

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”  ~Elisabeth Foley
I have truly discovered that this summer as I came home from college for the first time. My friends and I still have just as much to talk about and laugh about- whether it be our families, our college lives, or our relationships (there’s always plenty to talk about there!) even though we’ve spent a year apart.
It is my hope that I can offer meaningful friendships with those that I am close with. It is so important to me that my friends know they are loved. I think it is crucial that we celebrate each other and tell our friends how much they mean to us. 
So to my friends: Thank you so much for being apart of my life and for sharing your life with me. You have brought so many smiles, giggles, and happy memories and I hope that I can be a source of happiness for you. You are amazing and I’m so lucky to call you my friend!
I invite you to send this message or a personalized message to a special friend today to let them know how special they are to you!

Keep shining,

The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

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  1. 1. Spending the day with Lauren: We’ve been best friends since we were babies and I cherish every moment we spend together. We had so much fun singing in the car, eating cookies, and taking the pictures today.

    2. The new Sunny Girl pictures: Lauren did such a great job with the pictures today. I’m really grateful for the time she spent photographing me and I’m really happy with how they turned out- just as yellow as I was hoping for!

    3. Reading and bicycling: I am absolutely loving Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 45 minutes on the bike never went by faster.

    4. “Yes Man”: What a funny movie! Jim Carrey is one of my favorite actors and I especially love the message of the movie: to say yes to new opportunities.

    5. Holding Kiko while standing by my sunny window: The sun always shines in my room around 4:00 pm and it was such a joy to hold Kiko as he purred his little heart out sunbathing.

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