A friend sent Clare a National Girlfriend’s Day card last year, and to be honest, we hadn’t heard of it before that. A few people have reached out to us through this blog to ask us our viewpoint on friendship and on National Girlfriend’s Day. So here it is: WE LOVE IT!
LL and Clare have now been friends for 14 years. We celebrate not only own crazy partnership, but all that we have in our lives! We do our best to have a weekly phone conversation, partially to discuss this blog and our future, and partially to get updates on each other’s lives! We have written some Blog posts about friends, to keep them or to leave them, making goals that include friends, and about taking care of each other. We both value health and loving yourself.
These are our 5 favorite tips for great friendships:
–reach out to your friend(s). Relationships take tending. So make sure you give it attention to help it grow! True friendships take time to grow. If you don’t water them or get the weeds out they’ll die out.
–listen. The most important thing in any relationship is keeping your ears open. Everyone needs support.
–don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions–yes, friends might be sore that you’re asking them, but things like life choices and health are nothing to take lightly. We posted a health checklist below to start that conversation.
— be honest—even if you think it might hurt their feelings. If they find out you lied later it’s actually worse.
–have fun–friends help us let loose, try a new activity. Share your favorite thing to do with your friends today
Go out and celebrate all of your friends and friendships! As Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
–-Clare and LL
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