Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday: 1/24/13

[Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that began 1/10/13 - read why here.  I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!]

Today I am thankful for mutual friends.  I went to the fun. concert tonight in Madison (which was excellent, by the way.  How does the main singer have so much energy??), yet I am probably most grateful for my lunch today.

I went with a new friend -- the best friend of one of my good friends (hence, a mutual friend) that I recently re-met -- to one final Restaurant Week outing at Brocach on Monroe St.

I ate:
Roasted Garlic and Cambozola Flatbread

Guinness Stout Burger

Whiskey Pecan Bread Pudding

It's been fun getting to know a new friend -- you know the feeling, no?  The possibility.  The unknown.  It's kind of like traveling, yet instead of exploring a new place, you learn little by little about a new person.  Your first impression of a place may change over time, but you won't know how until it happens.  Likewise, with new people you don't have all the pieces to have the full impression right away; it takes time.  And the great thing about mutual friends is that if they're your friend's friend, they'll probably check out in your book too.  To state the obvious, you have a much higher chance of becoming friends with a mutual friend than with some rando.  But this is what I'm excited about today.

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." 
-A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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