Friend's Company Instead of Outings!!

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
January 20, 2007 9:26pm CST
Enjoy a friend's company instead of spending To take your mind off going shopping and spending, organise for a friend to come around for coffee instead. It's a great way to catch up with each other and enjoy someone else's company - no spending necessary! You could also alternate between them coming over, or you going to their place, then you are still going on an outing
6 responses
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I am really liking the way you think, that is really cool, we could always bake a cake or cookies to take with to have with the coffee as well... fun fun fun
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
Thank you lifeiseasy, well when you have a difficult life we have to try and make it easier to on ourselves and others, so I like to try and put out my thoughts so that other people can get a better way of changing their own lives.
21 Jan 07
I would love to be able to do this. However, I don't have any friends here in Scotland. So, that wouldn't work for me. It's a pity really as I have been here over 5 years now. I used to do that back home all the time, get together with all my horse buddies.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
Yes you are right Kathy and if you didn't live so far away lol I would be over at yours now having a Coffee with you There is times I wish some of my online Friends did not live so far away My Friend of 20 years lives over the road from me but we mainly see each other at weekends as she works Mon - Fri
@Script (592)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
That is how I spend most of my time with my closest friend. We spend time at each others houses chatting, having coffee or just hanging out. We do go out occasionally, but the bulk of our time that we spend with each other is just hanging out!
@GardenGerty (92230)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jan 07
Sounds like a solid plan to me. My friends and I have such different schedules, but we can enjoy each other without going shopping. Good topic, good post.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
You are so right Kathy in that is what we should do for a couple of reasons. One is that it really is more friendly plus you can relax and just enjoy each other's company. Another is that most people will be more comfortable in the home of a friend. It saves money for everyone involved, because no buying unnecessary things. We used to do this with some older widows we knew years ago before moving. They were all a bit lonely so we organised a get together where they could all do their own thing in the craft line. My husband and I took along some food for everyone to enjoy and they had such a good time at that first one that it then became a fortnightly thing. These dear ladies continued it for many years and so they no longer found that they had to walk down the street just to have someone to talk to. I recommend this to everyone as it builds stronger ties with friends and actually a similar thing can be done for a family. Hire a couple of DVD's, invite friends around for the evening and enjoy each other's company. So you get to see your friends, enjoy each other's company as well as all get to see a couple of good movies. :)