So, we’ve been at this whole community thing for a while now. We’ve shared the good, the bad, the ugly…but what about the fun? I mean, what’s the good of having friends if you can’t laugh with/at them amiright?!?!?! If I’ve learned anything over my thirty three years of life it’s that the best of friends are the ones that make you giggle so hard you pee yourself and then turn right around and giggle at you for peeing yourself.
I think it’s appropriate that in the middle of this great and important topic of community we take a moment to remember the moments that make community awesome. So, I thought it would only be fitting for me to bless you with some of the all star moments in my friendships history. I’ll start with…boobs.
1. Boobs Are Best: Being built like a middle school boy in the chest department always gave me a bit of an obsession with large breasts. You know, grass is greener on the other side kind of thing. Luckily in high school I had friends just as flat as me and just as willing to explore and exploit the humor in taking a girl with no boobs and making her have gigantic breasts by any means possible. I can’t tell you the great variety of things I shoved up my shirt for a good “Hey, check out my humungous boobies” joke. Fruit, balls, balloons, pillows….you name it, I stuffed my bra with it. Amongst my friend group, especially in my youth group, it became a kind of a thing. So much of a thing that on our youth mission trip and even at my 18th birthday party, somehow we found a way to get a group or all of us girls piled together with shirts stuffed full and prance around like the double D goddesses we dreamt of being. I have since come to embrace the small bounty I call my bosom, but man, it sure was great to pretend.
2. Baby Giraffe Legs: I’ve told you this before, but I can’t dance. I have too much limb and too little rhythm to be any good…ever. However, that did not stop me from using my lack of danceability to choreograph countless dance routines which I performed in a variety of arenas with my friends. Birthday parties, special events, talent shows….we had some stupid routine that no matter how bad we were, we still looked totes amazing. There is nothing sweeter than getting around your girls, turning the music up and dancing like you just don’t care.
3. Costumes Are Always Appropriate: I cannot stress how much I love costumes. If there is an excuse to dress in costume, I go all out. I’ve had costumed themed birthday parties, tv premiere costume parties, ugly sweater parties, and murder mystery parties. If I can costume theme it, I’ll do it. The great thing about friends is that the good ones are just as willing to go there with you. To take the extra step to look a fool and be the eccentric one in the group. To wear the outfit in public that makes other people stare and think you’re odd. A true friend isn’t afraid to look dumb alongside. In fact, a true friend encourages it.
Friendships may come and go. When they are bad, they can be real bad. But when they are good, man, can community be awesome. So let’s celebrate the amazingness that is community. Remember the moments when you laughed so hard you couldn’t breathe and felt that in that moment, life couldn’t get anymore amazing than it already had. And now that I’ve told you some of my favorite friend moments, tell me yours. Because the next best thing to awesome memories with your squad is getting to share them with others.