Never let age get in the way of making outrageous memories with lifelong friends.
One of the benefits of maintaining lifelong friendships is the history that you all share. Living through — and remembering — both good and not-so-good memories is what helps to cement a friendship for life. New friends appreciate you for what you have become; old friends appreciate you for how you got there.New friends appreciate you for what you have become; old friends appreciate you for how you got there. #GoingInStyle Click To Tweet
It is such a relief not to have to explain all the details because lifelong friends just get you. I’ve been blessed to stay in touch with a few dear lifelong friends who have stayed by my side through thick and thin: junior high and high school; dating and college; marriage and child-rearing; and now grandparenting and aging parents. Not to mention our own physical and mental aging process. We’ve also done some crazy things through the years: breaking in to Universal Studios after hours; crashing a party dressed up as monkeys; singing and dancing in the aisles at aging rocker concerts.
The value of lifelong friendship is part of the premise for a new Warner Bros. Pictures movie opening April 7th, Going In Style. It stars three very familiar (and Oscar winning) midlife actors: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin who team up to play lifelong friends who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.
Five reasons why I can’t I wait to see this movie:
- It’s a story that celebrates lifelong friendship;
- It’s a reminder of how it’s never too late with a lifelong friendship to make more memories – even outrageous ones;
- It reinforces the wisdom that sometimes lifelong friends need to risk it all for a loved one;
- It promotes the idea for lifelong friends to make the most of whatever time is left; and
- The trailer is hysterical.
I’m dying to see the movie all the way through and I hope you are too!!! That’s why I would like to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to go and see Going In Style with a $50 Visa gift card and celebrate the treasure of lifelong friends.
To enter, simply comment below by midnight on Monday, April 3rd, with one of your favorite memories with a lifelong friend, including the hashtag #GoingInStyle. Using Random Number Generator, a winner will be chosen and announced on April 4th— just in time to use the $50 Visa gift card see Going In Style during its opening weeks. Good luck to all who enter.
Growing old is so much easier – and a lot more fun – when it is shared with lifelong friends.