Our relationships are far more important than the dishes or a TV show.
A year from now, will you remember spending the evening watching Dancing with the Stars or a Real Housewives marathon? Probably not, right? How often do we spend time on little things and fill up our schedule with To Do’s and ‘stuff’?
Thankfully we have Girlfriend Guru JENNIFER HALL to remind us of what’s really important … spending this journey called life with the important people who bless us with their friendship and support.
Life is a journey. We all know this, right?
We should always be learning, growing, changing, adapting … walking our paths.
I celebrated my birthday this month and received the most perfect greeting card from one of my best friends:
I think it’s true what they say
Life really is a journey -
and it’s not always easy to know
which maps to trust
or what to pack for the trip.
But whatever the weather,
wherever the road lads,
I think the best possible
traveling advice would be this:
Bring a Friend.
by Keely Chace
Bring a friend. Absolutely!
How can we possibly survive the journey without friends?
Let’s face it, life can be tough. There are so many pitfalls, road blocks, hills, and valleys. Let’s see, what other clichés can I throw in here? Curve balls, detours, CHANGES. Personally, my life is a roller coaster!
We need to support one another. Hold and lift each other. Have the other’s back. Stand in their corner and face the world together. Be each other’s CONSTANT.
We leave our parents. Our kids leave us. Lovers can come and go. But friends? Good friends are forever. They can be there through your ENTIRE life, experiencing ALL of it with you.
We need to treasure and nurture our friendships because we do NOT want to tackle the journey alone.
How do we do this? I’m glad you asked!
Put in some effort. Don’t make excuses. You DO have the time. Our relationships are far more important than the dishes or a TV show. I happen to have some of my best phone conversations while doing chores and I love to text my friend while we watch the same TV show.
These are little things. When it comes to the big stuff, show up. I’m not saying you have to completely disrupt your own life to be there for a friend. I am saying that you should take an honest look at what you CAN do, and make it happen.
And my goodness, friendship is definitely not all about the serious stuff! Pretty sure I laugh the hardest with my friends.
So I’m just saying, bring your friends along for the journey. I think if you do, everything else will fall into place.
JENNIFER HALL, aka: Just Jennifer, is a SAHM of a daughter and a son, married to a diabetic on dialysis. She enjoys knitting, scrapbooking, reading, and TV. She’s visually impaired and describes herself as anxious, traumatized, dorky, funny, real, and says her “life is a roller coaster and I’m blogging my way through it all!” As an only child, her Girlfriends are like sisters to her. She believes in learning, growing, living, loving, and laughing. She is grateful.
How do you keep up with your friends along life’s journey?
Thanks Girlfriend Guru JENNIFER HALL - we <3 you and your great girlfriend advice/posts! Check out these great posts by Jennifer:
- Reflections on Doing Life Together
- Finding Mom Friends
- Make time for YOU
- Plan a GNO / Girl’s Night Out!
- Girlfriend Advice – Judge Not
- Leap Day – Girlfriend Opportunity
- How to Maintain a Long Distance Friendship
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