I’ve been thinking about friendship a lot lately. Earlier this week I had dinner with my girlfriend, I left dinner feeling so full, recharged and rejuvenated. It made me think about how much I value my friends, and in particular, my female friends.
Some one sold us a lie about female friendship, that women are catty and just want to bring each other down. That women are their own “downfall”. I’ve never bought into this lie as the opposite has always been my reality. I’m not discounting anyone’s experiences but I hate that it’s been made to be a female thing when friendships fall out. People are people and they will disappoint each other – this not a feminine trait but a human one. Sometimes Friendships will naturally fade away and that’s OK too (This is a tough one for me to accept, but more on that another day)
I value my female connections fiercely. From my mother, to my sister friends and the women I work with, I know how important real friendship between women is. I’ve been hurt before but I’ve never let that overshadow the power of these connections, instead, I try to practice forgiveness.
When two women connect there is magic! There is an energy that can’t be described. We can lift each other up in so many ways and I always feel enriched by the women around me. Being a woman in this world of ours is interesting to say the least and can be very fulfilling with a hand to hold, someone who gets it.
I really want to nurture my female connections a bit more, and I want to encourage young girls, and women alike to reach out for and to one another, lift each other up and build real friendships. There’s nothing quite like it.
So I’m challenging you this week
Call up a girlfriend
Take your sister on a date
Spend some time actually ‘listening’
Go out there and be a sister 🙂
Have a fantastic week ahead,
p.s. Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my loss they were really comforting