What better time to celebrate our besties than in the month of June as we all focus on those special gal pals on June 8th —National Best Friends Day!
How have your girlfriends enriched your life and added color to your tapestry through the decades? Have you pushed the “pause” button lately to deliberately focus on the part your tribe of loyal friends have played in your journey? If not, the time is now, and the benefits are well worth the effort.
As I continue on my book tour to different cities and states, I am amazed by the common themes in the stories I am hearing from women. Time after time, I hear from people that come up to me as I am signing their books, and they share that their girlfriends saved them from drowning in the rough seas of life. These ladies pour out their heartfelt stories of how their besties rallied around them. A recent story was about a young husband that had open heart surgery and nearly died from complications in the days that followed. It was her besties that kept the vigil in the hospital and kept this young wife afloat. Others share how they were saved by their girlfriends after they lost their home in the horrible floods of Hurricane Harvey. But, the trends are always similar, it is our girlfriends, our besties, that wrap their arms around us and breathe life into us, literally.
In my new book “THE HEALING POWER OF GIRLFRIENDS” I delve into the real guts of female friendship and how powerful these loyal tribes are during times of trials and tribulations. None of us need to struggle through these challenges without a connected and trustworthy team of girlfriends walking along side supporting us. Life is about connection, communication and intimacy and what better time to practice these 3 pillars of healthy friendships than when our friend is about to drown in the turbulent seas of life?
What friends do you know that are getting pelted with the curveballs of life? Have you reached out to them to toss them a lifeline yet? Don’t wait. You may be the angel they need today to keep them afloat in their crisis. We all need to know that we are not alone, help is on the way, and we will survive! I have been in that scary place many times, and it was my GIRLFRIENDS that got down in the trenches with me and helped me find my way back.
There are certain things we can “take to the bank” in life. And those are the following: Life is challenging, nobody gets to escape hardship, and sooner or later, the curveballs find you! But, we also know there are powerful forces to help us deal with these events, they are called GIRLFRIENDS!
LET’S CELEBRATE OUR BESTIES DURING JUNE— AND REACH OUT TO OUR GIRLFRIENDS TO TELL THEM WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR THEM NO MATTER WHAT LIFE HURLS THEIR WAY!