Day 1 of an amazing Month of Friendship!
I love the anticipation of special moments. Presents to open, laughs to share, smiles to greet me and arms open to hug. I embrace the hope of good things to come. New friends and the lessons they’ll teach me, trust that my true friends will be in my life for a long, long time and hope for cures for my friends’ cancers (we’ve got to have hope, right?).
As a friend, I want only the best for my friends and love knowing they wish the same for me. As a friend, I want to accompany them on this journey through life – through the highs and lows, around scary corners if necessary and into the light of knowing that together we can make it. Together we can do amazing, wonderful things. Together we can help each other reach our dreams, be better people and live our lives with purpose and joy.
That’s what friendship is about. That’s our goal at Girlfriendology – to inspire you to be a better friend, to share and appreciate those special moments, and to celebrate the friends who are family and family who are friends.
That’s the basis of our celebration of September as a Month of Friendship. We want to inspire, challenge, share and connect … women with old friends, new friends, trusted, caring friends, friends who share our sense of humor and cry our tears, friends we’ll make memories with for the rest of our lives. We want this to be the start of new friendships, the month where girlfriend groups connect and launch, where you and your BFF start new traditions of staying in touch and where you reach out to someone who needs a friend.
We’re thrilled to celebrate this Month of Friendship with four other female friendship sites: GirlfriendCelebrations.com, GirlfriendCircles.com, TheFriendshipBlog.com and MWFseekingBFF.com. Each day we’ll share blog posts on girlfriend celebrations, inspiration, connections, advice and more – so stop by each day to see what these amazing friends (Tina, Dawn, Shasta, Irene and Rachel) have to share to inspire you. (Starting off with this guest blog by Shasta from GirlfriendCircles about if “needing new friends is normal.”)
On Girlfriendology we’ll also be sharing ways to celebrate your friends – little things you can do to build into these friendship, enjoy time together, make memories with your fabulous female friends. Some come back everyday and share your thoughts in the comments and on our Facebook page.
ALSO THIS WEEK ON GIRLFRIENDOLOGY …
How’s Your Self Esteem? How’s your passion for life? We’ll talk with an amazing woman KELLY SAJONIA who blogs under “Naked Girl In a Dress” (awesome blog – you should check it out!). Kelly has a great story to tell of starting over after 20 years of marriage and getting back in touch with her self esteem. We’ll talk about challenging topic for so many of us on FRIDAY, September 3rd at 2-2:30pm ET (11-11:30am PT) on BlogTalkRadio. Join us and let’s help each other see what our friends see in us!
Meet beautiful (in so many ways!) girlfriend ROBIN FELTNER. She’s following her dream of creating ‘eco chic’ beauty items like lotions, scrubs, sprays and more (and was just featured in Rachel Ray magazine! Congrats girlfriend!) with her company SUPERNATURAL BOTANICALS. We spoke with her on last week’s BlogTalkRadio show about everything from great girlfriend skin care advice to how her girlfriends have helped her along the way to entrepreneurial success. What a cool woman!
Did you see the Biz commercial or ad? We’re thrilled to have Girlfriendology featured on a national ad campaign by such an awesome brand! Check out the Biz commercial and get a $2 off coupon!
This week’s Girlfriend Shopping – You know how gifts from a girlfriend usually are your favorite?! How friends know what you’d love but possibly wouldn’t buy for yourself? We’ve got those kind of girlfriend gifts – great gifts and ways to make her friend as special as her friendship is to you.
GIRLFRIEND GROUPS - We’re on the search for the most amazing, unique, inspiring girlfriend groups. Do you and your friends have a fun, female-only investment club, knitting circle, gourmet club, networking partners or a different take on a Book Club? (Or do you know of such groups?) Let us know! PLEASE! Thanks girlfriend!
And to end this little update, we all need some inspiration. This is our most popular ‘”Liked” quote on our Girlfriendology Facebook page for the previous week:
“A friend is: a push when you’ve stopped. A word when you’re lonely. A guide when you’re searching. A smile when you’re sad. A song when you’re glad. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future & accepts you today, just the way you are.”
(from ‘Friendship is a Blessing’ book)
HAVE A GREAT WEEK GIRLFRIENDS!