An Afternoon with Marsha (18 August 2019)

I’m thankful for Marsha’s friendship. Last week we planned to have lunch at my house since I am trying to save money. Marsha, being a wonderful friend she is, had no problem coming over to help me save money. On Tuesday, she texted me and asked if I ever saw Dead Poets Society, I had not and she planned to bring it. I made chicken salad sandwiches and GF short cake for lunch. I also bought some euculyptis and baby breath from Trader Joe’s and made a lovely bouquet.


Yesterday afternoon we had a lovely lunch, caught up, and watched the Dead Poets Society. We both cried at the end; it was a good movie otherwise and made me think about why I started the Happiness Box Project. Seize the Day – Carpe Diem! We all eke out happiness each day and try something new, even if we are scared. I believe this was Robin Williams’s magnum opus.

We are going to plan another movie Sunday in the future. We both had a great time and we want to see each other more instead of every 6-8 months.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “An Afternoon with Marsha (18 August 2019)”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I certainly remember your longtime friend Marsha from other posts about her over the years. I think the two of you have come up with a great idea in having a movie Sunday every few months. Around 1980 I had a female “movie buddy,” a totally platonic friendship, just two horror and sci-fi loving people who got together once or twice a month and went to see genre films at the theater and afterward had dinner and discussed the movie. It was lots of fun and a refreshingly different kind of male-female relationship.

    Looks like you had a lovely table setting for Marsha and a great lunch. Mrs. Shady and I love Dead Poet’s Society and agree it is one of Robin Williams’ greatest performances. Robin was best known for his zany humor, but I always appreciated him more in the role of a serious, sensitive character like the one he played in DPS. I also recommend the scary 2002 film One Hour Photo, another project in which Robin was cast against-type.

    Have a great day and week, dear friend JM!


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