Most people that know me, will tell you that I'm very outgoing, even "the talkative one". Most would never think I'm shy. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
I've never been a really confident person, I just try to look like I am. No small feat, that. But today, I made new friends.
Dennis and I went to check out the clubhouse here late this morning, and we ran into some very friendly folks who are owners in this Retirement Community. (You have to be an old person to stay here. Much to my chagrin, I qualify).
One very nice woman, Dorie, started the conversation by asking us if we were "new" here. When Dennis told her and the others with her that we had just retired last month, we became the "newbies". If you remember, earlier in the week we were called "greenhorns". I am totally enjoying being the new "kids" on the block! Who would ever have thought that Dennis and I would be the "younguns"?
After some conversation, we were invited to a Memorial Day picnic here with some other campers. This really made my day, as this morning I had talked to my mom and my sister, Jeannie, and was feeling just a tad blue and homesick. I know my great big, happy family will all be together this whole holiday weekend, and I won't be with them. And I'm thinking they will still have fun even when I'm not there! Maybe not quite as much fun, but fun, none the less.
So, the song that is going through my mind today has been one I remember from Girl Scouts many, many years ago. "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold." Today, I made some new friends!