Treasure Your Girlfriends: they are Priceless

Never trust a girl who does not have a single girlfriend. Isn’t that how the saying goes? I think there is reasoning behind this. Whether your bestie is the girl you grew up with, a cousin, your sister, or your sister in law…there is no reason a girl shouldn’t have at least one girlfriend in her life. Where does she go for advice? How does she decide if she is making good life decisions? I just do not understand not having at least ONE girlfriend.
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A Girl Without Even One Girlfriend makes me sad. Why doesn’t she have friends? Is she only hanging out with her boyfriend? Does she suffer from a disease called “Girls are all Drama Except Me”? Maybe. Does she think that all girls are catty/shallow? Perhaps. In my experience, when a woman says that all women are jealous or catty –the faultfinder is typically these qualities herself. (this is only my opinion, I don’t mean to offend)
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Sometimes, you will hear about “The Girl Who Only Has Guy Friends”. She has claimed this because “girls are all drama”. No. They are not. I am surrounded by a group of wonderful, drama free friends. There are girls full of drama, sure…but I don’t make it a regular priority to hang out with the Kim Kardashians of the world. Having all “guy friends” or thinking “women are all drama except for me” are silly claims. Girlfriends are Special. Girlfriends are Priceless. You literally cannot put a numerical tag on friendship: It is too valuable and precious; the existence of a friend is one of life’s greatest joys.
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A good girlfriend is like a mirror: She will tell you what you want to hear, and sometimes just plain what you NEED to hear.. She will be honest with you – even when you don’t want to hear it.
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A good girlfriend:

-Will tell you when you are being ridiculous and it really IS actually your problem. Oh, and that you should get over it

-Will be honest with you during a breakup. You might not want to hear her words, but later on, when you are ready, those same words will be resonating in your brain and you will start to think maybe I DO deserve better/should move on/am better off.

-Will listen. This is an invaluable finding in a friend.

-Will share her opinions. Some you may like, some you may not. Her honesty with you= true friends.

-Will come and pick you up, no matter what kind of a pickle you are in, no questions asked.
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-Will tell you that you looked ridiculous when you fell out of your heels at your bachelorette party (wait, was that just ME? Someone else must have fallen out of their shoes before, right??

-Will make you laugh when you want to cry
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-Will tell you, very gently, that maybe you need to limit the amount of time you are talking about your recent heartbreak, but she will still listen to you anyway because she loves you and at this point she has actually qualified for Sainthood

-Provides you with their prospective of a situation, and helps you to see “the other side” of things

-Will keep your secrets because you keep theirs.

-Can do about one million more things for you/and you for them, but now this list is getting long so I’ll stop here 😉

Sometimes, there are girlfriends that you don’t talk to everyday. And that’s ok. But when you do talk or get together, you pick up right where you left off. It doesn’t mean you’re not as good of friends: it means that you are actually awesome because you can pick back up and spend 3 hours at a restaurant because there is so much to catch up on.
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Sometimes-your girlfriends are brand new. Sometimes they have been in your life forever. whatever the case-they seem to walk into your life just when you need them, don’t they??

Getting together with my girls is something I greatly look forward to. When we were younger, we took annual summer trips and had routine weekend excursions all over the globe We are all now in the stages of our lives where we all have SOMETHING BIG in our lives. You know the drill: marriage, engagements, life changes, and having babies. Our time together is not taken for granted since it doesn’t happen as often is it used to. Each moment together is precious because we all have learned that LIFE itself is precious.
Old age does that to you —( But we are actually better with age)

The deep, heart to heart conversations with my girlfriends have covered the most random and personal issues. They have changed over the years, of course. Our discussions have evolved as our lives have: from boyfriends to husbands, shopping for Friday night’s outfit to shopping for a baby. My girlfriends have shown me that we truly are BETTER together than we are apart-sort of better versions of our own selves because we make up parts of a “whole.” Having good girlfriends is its own sort of “true love.” If you haven’t had a laughing fit with a girlfriend that made you laugh SO HARD that you actually chocked or had sore abs the next day—you are really missing out.

Today, I celebrate my girlfriends…You know who you are. You are the mirrors of my soul. Your friendships are one of best parts of this crazy awesome thing we call Life. They are all strong, confident and amazing women and I am proud to call each one “my friend.”
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Tell me an amazing thing you and your girlfriend(s) have done together!

Give a shoutout to your friends!

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21 thoughts on “Treasure Your Girlfriends: they are Priceless

  1. So much truth. I live about 800 miles away from my closest girlfriends but I still could not do life without them. They have helped me through the worst of times and celebrated with me in the best of times. So cheers to girlfriends!

  2. This is a great post and tribute to girlfriends! I agree with you about females who have NO female friends, and that usually it’s because of something they project on ALL other women. I love my gals and value my girl time!

  3. awwww this is sooo sweet! I just text my bestie and told her how much I heart her and miss her.. Ashley and I have been friends since Middle School…. We ran track together and were on a school record breaking and state placing 4×400. She was my maid of honor and I was hers, she literally finished my first horrible marathon with me, we have matching believe tattoos on our wrists, we’ve been through many hair colors and hair cuts (good and bad), she’s ella’s god mother, my BIGGEST cheerleader, and we are doing a marathon together in the fall (her first)… I couldn’t choose one thing bc we have had SOOOO many great times! LOVE that chic….

    • Awwww I love this!!! That’s so great!!! I just love how many memories you have with her! Good friends are priceless!!
      How cool is it that she finished your first marathon with you!! I love that! 🙂

      My oldest BFF and I have a million memories just like those!:):)
      Love this!

  4. Love this! And I cannot imagine NOT having girlfriends and I just do not think that would be good for your relationship/marriage. A woman cannot rely on her husband to fulfill all of her needs, you need girlfriends (and family) too! The thing I love about girlfriends is that you seem to accumulate at least one or two from all the different stages in your life and each one knows you in just a little bit of a different way. I just made a dinner date with my college bestie (you might actually know her, she is from Dracut) whom I haven’t seen in months and I just can’t wait. Ours is one of those friendships that even if we haven’t spoken in months we just pick up right where we left off. 🙂

    • I LOVE This response!!!!:) I feel the same way-there’s nothing like your old friends who have known you forever, but the newer friends are just as precious to you!!

      Ahh who is it!!! That’s so funny bc I bet I know her-you and i are about the same age so I’m thinking I must know her! 🙂 when you can pick up right where you left off-that’s the best thing ever!!

  5. Nice nice post! Glad you have such a bunch of great friends!
    I love my friends, it’s such a different relationship than with my husband/family/kids/coworkers. A good friend for me is someone I can trust with anything, how special is that!
    Wish I had a lot more free time to see them though.

  6. LOVE this. One of my biggest pet peeves are girls who say that ‘other’ girls are full of drama so they hang out with only guys. Girlfriends are amazing and I could never trust a girl without girlfriends.

  7. Say it Sister! PREACH! I absolutely love this post. It couldn’t be more near and dear to my heart. I am blessed to be surrounded by the most amazing, bright, funny, sincere, authentic, strong women in my life. One of whom is Tina, my blogging partner in crime. There is nothing like genuine friendship. It makes you whole. 🙂 Now I’m stinking choked up!

  8. Reading this totally made me cry thinking about my friends! All I can say is that after having kids and your girl friends become “mom” friends , I think we need them even more. I don’t know that I could have survived the first 5 years of kid rearing and marriage without my friends. There were times when having them around was the only thing getting me through the day. Girlfriends are special and necessary beyond words! Beautiful post!

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