Julia always met new people with a fresh expectation of something good. It made the other person feel good. She met them eye to eye, and always gave a good firm handshake.
She met challenges the same way; she expected something good from a challenge. And her friends all knew it. They met her standards as being good people (Julia does not make friends with low quality people), and they had the same expectations as she does.
She met up with her friends on Friday nights after work, on the way home. They liked to go to the same restaurant, and have dinner together, and maybe a beer or two as well. Then they all promised to meet up again sometime over the weekend if they could.