We celebrated Galentine's Day last Wednesday with our middle and high school girls' Life Group. Heart-shaped pizzas, fondue, eighty-some sugar cookies and loads of frosting made for a messy but fun night (and a packed two-hour time frame!). Some seriously impressive cookie decorating skills made their appearance while others used sheer frosting volume to make up for a steady hand. (I won't tell you which category I fall into, but my cookies definitely wouldn't make the photo cut.) In honor of Galentine's Day, we talked about the qualities of a true friend and asked the girls to both evaluate themselves to see if they possessed those qualities (trustworthiness, positivity, respect, etc.), and then to think about their current friendships to decide if their friends are true friends. The eighty cookies were decorated and (hopefully not eaten on the way home) given to their friends at school to encourage and express their appreciation to their friends. They're no 5,000-word essays or cross-stitched pillows, but I think those cookies were pretty loved by our girls' friends. I'm already looking forward to next year!