Monday, 11 September 2017

The importance of girl friends

I have some of the most wonderful girl friends in the whole world. And that's really bloody important to me.

Albert Einstein once said, 'However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.'

One of the most intelligent men in history could never have been more right than with this statement. True friendship, is the most beautiful thing in the world, and especially between girl friends. A true girl friend, will hold your hand when you need it, will laugh at your mistakes when you need them to, will support your decisions when you need them to, will drive any distance when you need them to. And what's more, they will know. They will know when you are in need. They may be far away, but even then, they will be there and they will know.

Another wise, though this time literary, genius, Shakespeare, said, 'Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.'

And with a faithful friend, comes all the words you need to hear; sometimes all those words are said with nothing but a hug. More often than not, when you're sad, you are not looking for someone to speak the words you need to hear, because actions are always far more audible than spoken words. Your true girl friends will make time, no matter how busy their schedules, to give you the all important hug you need, the one that no one else can provide.

Jane Austen said, 'There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.'

I feel this so strongly. There are not many people who you would do anything for, but think about it for a second. There are a couple of girl friends who you'd drop everything for, aren't there? Stop, drop, and send them a message reminding them how important they are to you. You might be miles away, you might be countries apart, but you would still do anything for them. There are some people you could never love by a half: your girl friends are probably on that list.

A. A. Milne, wrote in Winnie the Pooh: 'How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.'

Your girl friends are the friends you always want to hug for that second longer when you're saying goodbye. They are the ones who hold you up when you're feeling down. They are the ones who you laugh next to in delight. They are the ones who you cuddle up to after a time apart. They are the ones who support you, no matter how difficult you might be making it for them to do so. They are the ones who you want to talk to for hours, about nothing at all. They are the ones who you will walk through life with.

They are the ones who you should never let go.

Until next time.

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