You spent this week carefully planning the menu and purchased all the ingredients you will need for the big day. As you are chopping the last of the veggies for the salad, you hear the doorbell ring. See yourself as you open the door, and greet your friend with a big hug? She follows you to the kitchen as she comments on how wonderful dinner smells. You lead her to the dining room table, which you have set with your fine china, crystal glasses, and sterling silverware. In the center of the table is a crystal vase filled with your friends favorite flowers. See yourself serving the gourmet meal you lovingly prepared as your best friends "oohs" and "ahhs." You slowly take a bite and enjoy its amazing flavors. You continue to eat only until you are satisfied but not overly full.
When the dinner table is cleared, you dim the lights and bring out the birthday cake. Your friend blows out the candles, and you each enjoy a delectable slice. As your friend begins to leave, you box up the leftovers for your friend to enjoy the next day. She Thanks you for making her feel so special and thanks you for being such a great friend.