We were made to do life with other people.
We need the companionship, the support, and the encouragement.
As women, it’s truly wonderful when we find those people who really understand us and love us, flaws and all. Some bonds are stronger than we could ever imagine. These people become our safe place.
We laugh together and cry together. The deep, loud laughter that is often accompanied by a snort is welcome with them. The overwhelming, ugly cry that possesses your body like a demon is welcomed. Your tears streak your makeup, dark eyeliner streaming from your eyes, snot flowing as if a dam broke.
You know it’s OK. This friend is safe.
Bonds like this are a gift. These friendships are the ones that push us to be better people. They encourage us to apply for the dream job. They give no second-thought to you showing up on their doorstep in tears. They don’t get angry if you call in the middle of the night. They tell you when you’re wrong, but do so with love.
You may even tell each other everything; connected at the hip (as my own best friend says).
Life is messy. It’s a true roller coaster ride of joy and heartache. Should you find that person who is willing to hop on that roaster coaster and do life with you, remember not to take them for granted.
True friendships between women are beautiful gifts. No mean girl moments, no judging, no drama, just people who understand and platonically love each other.
Everyone needs a friend. I’d venture it’s safe to say everyone needs a best friend as well.
I know I’d be lost without mine.