“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another….the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting — any of these chances might have kept us apart. Friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” -C.S. Lewis
Point To Ponder:
Do your girlfriends lift you up and add value to your life?
Make a phone call or send an email, text, or hand-written note and express your love and gratitude to at least one girlfriend this week.
by Neissa Springmann
A few weeks ago, Cary, our magnificent 6:00 a.m. yoga instructor came back from a girlfriend weekend and sent me our quote of the week. When I read it, I instantly knew it was an iGnite-caliber quote, as making new friends and growing our community of girlfriends is not only important, but it is a momentous part of life and of iGnite. In addition, I love the wisdom from C.S. Lewis, suggesting that meeting our friends is not luck or coincidence, rather it’s divine intervention and an opportunity for God to display our unique and beautiful qualities to one another.
Really, can you imagine life without girlfriends? I can’t, and as a matter of fact I don’t even want to think about it! Who else besides a girlfriend can understand why Dirty Dancing is still one of my all time favorite movies and why I turn into a teenager while watching it?! Better yet, when I’m experiencing spousal irritation, feeling like an inadequate mother or life is simply getting the best of me, only a girlfriend can lift my spirits with her relatable gifts, angelic words and fantastic sense of humor.
October is iGnite’s birthday month and we’ve officially turned six years old. Celebrating another year is always special; however, what’s most sacred are the friendships that have been formed and will continue to grow and blossom throughout the years to come. It is for this that we are dedicating Thursday evening to you and the very special friendships made through iGnite, providing us with an absolute reason to party! The atmosphere will be festive and filled with food, adult beverages, indulgences, door prizes and our new fall apparel. And, you just never know, we may even have Dirty Dancing tunes so we can live vicariously through the soundtrack and have the time of our life. We love you, appreciate you and hope you can make it!!!
Watch the video below to have a blast from the past and check out the fabulous and hysterical four minutes of Baby’s first encounter with Johnny. And look out Dance Fit & Zumba — this is likely to inspire Betty!
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