Thank God for Girlfriends

#TheStruggleIsRealGirl Power

Seriously. Can all the women out there take a moment away from shit talking each other and cutting each other down and acknowledge that our girl friends are pretty wonderful? I’m tired of the bashing and the hate. It takes too much energy, and frankly, I’m getting old enough that I realize I don’t have time for that crap any more. It’s not worth it. Instead, I would like to raise up the ladies who support me in life, love, work and laughter.

There is nothing more valuable in this world than good girl friends. They are not around every corner – you have to work to find them, and respect them to keep them. They are there for you no matter what and they never forget to check in. I have felt many times over the years that I was a great friend to those who did not appreciate it or reciprocate, and I’m sure there are those who felt the same way about me. I am now lucky enough to have a few women in my life who I believe give and take with me equally. That’s all you need – a few. Two true female friends are worth a hundred false, backstabbing petty little girls.

I owe these women – for talking me off the ledge, for reminding me how great they consider me to be when I’m feeling low, for forcing me to think logically and telling me the truth when I don’t want to hear it – but need to know. I’ve had several boyfriends who also owe them but probably don’t know it! I try to do the same for them and be a wonderful girl friend back. I appreciate the support that these people give me more than they could ever know, and admire them for the strong, loving, caring, funny ladies that they are. No matter the situation, the pain, the stress… wine and best girl friends make it so much more bearable. I don’t know what I would do without them.

Women are amazing creatures. Own your womanhood, use it to your credit, and be a good person to others. We can do so much if we only support each other instead of competing needlessly. There is so much that we are capable of but cannot achieve because we are too busy worrying about what others think of us or what those ladies over there are doing. Take the first step – be a truly good friend to another woman, and if she reciprocates and appreciates you, you might have just created a life-long bond. Be honest, be kind, and know that you don’t have to waste your time on those who do not celebrate you for the wonderful being that you are. Keep the friends who do.

Amy Horton
I am a writer, free spirit, and fairly functional human living in Los Angeles. I tell it like I see it and I don't hold back. I hope to connect with my readers through our common experiences and touch some hearts and souls!

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