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Hanging Out With Friends and Family

Updated on May 12, 2011

What Is Important

When you find the time to get together and just enjoy each others company

It gets no better than that

You work most of the time and the rest of the time you can be found doing chores and trying to get things done

Then there are times like these that are special

You can't put your finger on it but it just makes you smile from the inside out

You catch up on the fun times you have shared in the past and research those lost memories to bring out the super times that will live on even after we are gone

I am talking about just what connects us all together

The things that make us bond with one another

The secret fun that is discovered each time we meet

I think it started years ago

When we were children and were young

We had a club house or had somewhere special to meet maybe over one of our friends houses

It was a ritual that we soon followed

Talk about life and plans and things that we do

Little did we know years later the times we loved the most our these special little gatherings

That we find time in our week to have

It is our own meet and greet

I feel excited and just happy to be here

The day goes by quicker than I expected

Fun sharing thoughts and a home cooked meal

This beats the fanciest resturants with all the glitter and hype

We all love to be waited on and treated special

For me it is sharing my home and being able to kick back

It is having my own space that I can gladly invite

Those people that I know more than just by first name

I know where they came from and all the struggles they have endured

It is when we see each other at our finest moments

Like today when we are all healthy and happy

I think we are also wealthy and wise

For we have found what other people look for all their lives

All the great feelings of being happy in our skin

It has nothing to do with our work,political association or religious beliefs

So as we talk all day and every word just seems to pop

Like it was perfectly said at the right moment and the timing couldn't be any better

Any comedian would pay top dollar to have their audience so captivated and intrigued

Life gets so busy that we don't always find the time to do this as often as we like

But when we do it it is nothing short of exceptional

I will be looking forward to next time

I am sure it will also be another time that I will cherish

There are so many things in our day that can go wrong and sometimes they do

That's when I will recall all these times I enjoyed so much with you


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick Now I am living the future and my hangout isn't on my front steps any more or down at the corner store.It is here at the Hubpages and years from now we can look back again and see how things will have changed.Each time improving and getting better.Always a pleasure and so hard to measure the fun that never ends.Thanx.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      What an awesome and oh-so-true hub.

      Beautiful, thank you.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Acaetnna I think it is time for people to realize it is so much easier if we just all get along.Life is short and I hope we can all learn to enjoy it every day in some way.Thanx and much appreciated:')

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Brilliantly awesome Dream On!

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Charlu I never knew my grandparents but if they were anything like yours I am sure I would of been glued to my seat and hanging on every word.Thanks for sharing and caring.I also miss sitting on the front stairs on a summer night and chilling out.Eiddwen I loved the conversations and the people who I don't see anymore but we move ahead into a better and more beautiful world.Many new experiences can bring all the old experiences layered together like an enormous 7 layer cake.I can't wait to dig in.Thanx and be happy.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      This is beautiful DREAM ON,

      I push all the buttons and enjoy the rest of your day my friend.

      Take care and thanks for sharing.


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      Charlu 6 years ago from Florida

      Awesome up and beautiful. I miss some of the times with my grandparents, cousins, mom and dad, along with the rest of the crew, and the storied on the front porch. Excellent hub to help cherish excellent memories. Thank you