I give a lot of the woman I am to my friends, current and previous. I have learned a great deal about what it means to be a woman and a human being through my interactions and experiences with my friends. It is very important for me to support my relationships with my girlfriends and build my relationships with each one of them.
Having a “Girls Night” is more than just eating wonderful fattening foods and drinking sugary cocktails. It is also about connecting and have some tough conversations in a space with your most trusted advisers. You share some things that you said you would never share, but you feel okay about it because you know that you will not be scolded or reprimanded. You are fully accepted and loved with grace.
It can be difficult for women to be genuine with one another. Most of the time we can stand one another; We feel that we are in competition; We easily cut each other out of our lives; and we judge each other too often. However, there is something to be said for genuine friendships. A true friend is there for you no matter what. It doesn’t matter what you do or say, she isn’t quick to scold you for your behavior, yet she takes the time to understand you and encourages you to change your mindset about certain things that will lead to a change in behaviors.
I had a “Girls Night” a few days ago with just a few of my closest friends. We ate Jett’s Pizza, cookies, spinach dip, and…..oh yea….salad. We had a little to drink (no one got drunk) and had a great time. We talked about men (surprise surprise), celibacy, sex, each other, and then we looked at dresses on Venus.com. We had a beautiful time. We were in a space of genuine friendship and love was built into each and every one of us that night. Seeds were planted that night, good seeds. That is the purpose of having a “Girls Night”.