"Be my Company Girl!" one of my little red-headed girls would say to the other. The invitation usually came with an outstretched hand and a hopeful smile.
It was their way of saying, "Keep me company!"
It didn't seem to matter if it was a trip to the potty or a trip to the playroom, the sisters had their own way of communicating. Wherever they were going, whatever they were doing, it was going to be better with a Company Girl along.
I can still picture them, with their eyes sparkling and their legendary scarves flying.
Over the years, the phrase "Company Girl" became part of our family's vocabulary. Sometimes my husband asks me to be his Company Girl on a trip to the home improvement store. And I like having a Company Girl in the kitchen with me while dinner is cooking. Household chores always seem to go faster, a walk to the mailbox is more enjoyable, and even a run to the grocery store is much more adventuresome with a Company Girl along.
The invitation to be a Company Girl is our inside way of saying, "I like your company, and I want you to be with me."
It requires nothing of the invitee but to Be There.
Be along for the ride.
Sit in companionable silence.
Enjoy a laugh.
Share the experience.
I've learned something about friendship from those two red-headed girls and their quaint little phrase.
They taught me that almost everything in life is better when it's shared.
And I learned that there are Company Girls everywhere.
You just have to discover them.
That's what this blog is all about. I'm inviting you to be a Company Girl by joining me, as often as you can, for friendship and sharing in the blogosphere. There is no membership fee, no contract to sign, no time commitment involved. We're just a group of girls holding out our hands to you, saying, "Come on! Let's enjoy each other's company!" We can encourage each other, make each other laugh, and cry if we need to. Friendship just feels good.
After all, isn't that what life is all about anyway?
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