Friends invited us for dinner last night. We had a lovely time around the dinner table laughing and story telling, my favorite kind of evening. We were all getting kind of tired and the conversations were winding down and all of a sudden one of the hosts stretched her arms up in the air in a BIGGGG stretch and yawn and said, "Okayyyy...you guys can leave nowwwww" which cracked her up so she started giggling at herself and it cracked all of US up because the request was so honest and perfect, plus watching this woman laugh at herself is guaranteed to make anyone chuckle, and so......we said our goodbyes to the dogs and hugged each other and left, giggling our way out the door and to the cars.
Honesty, speaking your mind, asking for what you NEED....i love being around people who do that well. And by well I don't necessarily mean graceful (see above), but rather unapologetic confident matter-of-fact and somehow totally infused with love.