I have been blessed with some of the best friends in the world. Yep, I am a bit biased, I know.
And I have learned a lot over a lifetime of friendships. But some of the best advice has come from my mom and my dad.
You see, my dad always told me that the world was made up of 2 kinds of people: warm fuzzies and cold pricklies. All you have to do is figure out who the warm fuzzies are and hang around them.
The older I get, the more warm fuzzies I surround myself with.
My mom always told me that I should give to the givers. And I have tried to do that as well.
As a Christian, I also know that God calls me to give to others, no matter what their status. And I do try to do that as well.
But as for close friendships, those see-you-without-your-makeup-on-bra-less and love you anyway friends, those are the warm fuzzy givers in my life.
One of my best friends is Teri. My husband grew up with Teri since she lives on the dairy farm next to the farm where he grew up. The farm we live on today with our own four kids.
But Teri and I became even closer about nine years ago when my son, Colin, and her daughter, Jae, were both born around the same time.
Over the years, we have just grown up together, in our friendship, our marriages, and our mothering. I adore Teri, and am so blessed to have her in my life.
So, when Christmas time came around a few years back, I searched and searched for the perfect gift. And I found one I knew she would adore. (And I didn't have to spend a fortune on it either.)
I bought her a beautiful soft blanket/quilt from Lakeside (http://www.lakeside.com/)
Lakeside has many unique gifts, very reasonably priced.
And, because I loved the blanket so much, I bought one for myself as well.
So now Teri and I have these gorgeous snowmen hanging on the back of our couches all year round reminding us of our friendship, all warm and fuzzy.
Though the exact throw I purchased is no longer available, they have a ton of beautiful ones ranging in price from $5.95 to $15.95. And the quality is top notch.
To see all the Lakeside throws and quilts, click here.
So warm up a friend or two this Christmas with a Lakeside throw, and remind them of your warm, fuzzy love all year round.
I just wanted to share with you all that I am fantastic contest this week at my individual blog.
I am giving away a BLUETOOTH JAWBONE HEADSET WORTH $129.99.
All you need to do is post a comment (or two, or ten) to any of my blogs by Sunday night. Every comment posted is a new entry into the drawing.
Tell all your friends, and log onto www.TrishBerg.com, then click on blog, or go straight to
I'll see you there!
Enjoy the journey, Trish