Monday, March 19, 2012

Celebrating in the Spirit of Friendship

GG, Me and Vonnie
(Vonnie wrote an At Your Best feature for us which you can read here)
Our relationships change, grow and morph as we do the same, but it is a wonderful thing to have those relationships that seem to stay the same because they mature right along with us. “They” say that female relationships are difficult to maintain, but I am happy to report that my group of girlfriends and I are largely the exception. Within our extended circle are women who have been friends since college, high school and even middle school! And we are all still able to come together in the spirit of love and friendship no matter how many years have passed.

Adriene and Me
(Check out Adriene's At Your Best feature here)
Two weekends ago, I hosted a wine tasting in celebration of my birthday, and I felt so lucky to be sitting at the head of a table surrounded by both old friends and new ones, with nothing but love and positivity flowing among us. Even for the women who didn’t already know each other there was a general sense of camaraderie that made my heart smile.

My cousin Tionah and me
(You can read Tionah's At Your Best by clicking here)
My birthday never feels complete until I have eaten, drank and giggled with my girls, and this year was no exception (and I believe I put this exact sentence in a few of the thank you letters, LOL). They are chicken soup for my soul and I just felt filled to the brim and buzzing with good energy when I left them.

Me and Kenya
(You can see Kenya's At Your Best feature here)
I really appreciate the ease of these friendships and the sisterly bond that we’ve created among a fairly large group. We all have careers and families and “grown up” responsibilities, but no matter how much time passes between our gatherings, the same love and level of comfort is always there. We don’t begrudge each other the freedom to live our lives because we know we’ll always come back to each other.

Do you have feminine relationships that fill you up with energy and creativity? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!


jessj said...

I love this, I hope that in ten years I am still friends with my group of women I met in school. I so cherish my female relationships and I think its wonderful to surround yourself with positive, uplifting, supportive and strong women.

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