Becoming the best version of yourself

Girlfriends –

on April 25, 2012

I was looking through my stash of cards today, getting ready to write a thank you note to a great friend for a contribution she had made in my honor to one of the charities we share a passion for.  I found a card I had purchased, just waiting for the right person to send it to.  This was that right person.  The sentiments written on the card are all about the importance of girlfriends, those wonderful women who are always there for you no matter what.  Hereinafter referred to as the “GF’s”!!  Since I give FULL credit to the Blue Mountain Arts Card company, I hope that by sharing some of the things written 1) will not get me in trouble, I did pay for the card and 2) I can pass along the wonderful thoughts shared in that card.

Girlfriends –

It’s girlfriends like you who help keep me sane . . . .

Girlfriends are all ears when we need them to listen.  They lend us a hand if we need their help.  They’re generous, and they’ll give us the shirts off their backs if they know we want them.  (well, probably not if they’re a designer label, but you get the drift . . .)  They’re fun to hang out with, talk silly about nothing with, shop with and cheat on our diets with.

They understand our feelings and show us acceptance and perspective.  They acknowledge our efforts when we’re trying hard.  They help relieve the pressure of everyday life just by always being there.

What would we do without our girlfriends to complain to and act so crazy with?  They’re sensitive to our moods, and they stand by us when we need them to.  They lend us their shoulders to cry on.  They laugh with us when life’s not all that funny and we get caught in some mess.  They lift us and encourage us and support us.  They’re our refuge in this unfriendly world, our buddies to walk with through the storms.  I’m so glad to have a girlfriend like you.

Do you have a GF you feel that way about??  Have you told her lately how wonderful it is to have her in your life??  Men seem to come and go, love you and leave you sometimes but the real gal pals – they’re the best.  Here’s a big shout out to all the gal pals in the world – thanks for hanging in there with me!!



5 responses to “Girlfriends –

  1. Bryn says:

    Agree… girlf friends are the BEST! I feel blessed to have so many.

  2. Thank you so much for the reminder. I have been so caught up in my own junk I probably have not thanked my GFs enough. They really have kept me sane (like the card says). One GF came over the day I had moved into the apartment. I was so overwelemed by everything and didn’t have a clue what to do first. By the time she left I had most needed items unpacked and a bed put together. I think if she hadn’t come over that day I would have been sleeping on the floor in a fetal position. That same GF checks in with me almost on a daily basis since my ex announced he wanted out. She is very special to me.

    Another GF is very understanding of my up’s and downs. I can complain to her and she understands where it is all coming from. It’s pretty special when someone doesn’t get tired of being around you when you are down. Slowly as I’m coming out of my funk she gets more and more of the positive me and I’m glad for that.

  3. Kathy Jensen says:

    Amen, sister!!

  4. Marla Barnard says:

    Love this!! So true. Thanks!

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