"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
It was by invitation only.
Every single Friday, a group of four women met for lunch. Usually, they either had Chinese food, hamburgers, or salads. However, it really did not matter what the cuisine was; rather, it was the friendship and support they derived from each other that was important.
Throughout the years there had been plenty of happy occasions that would be the center of discussion around their Friday meal; however, there also had been so much sorrow and sadness discussed around the table, throughout the many restaurant meals.
Some might say that the definition of "mixed emotions" is -- watching your brand new Mercedes back off a cliff with your mother-in-law sitting behind the steering wheel. However, nothing could be further from the truth in regard to my mother-in-law.