Having friends is one of the best parts of the human experience. There’s something so special about sharing your life with people that you love. These relationships can fuel your soul and fulfill your spirit. It is so important to foster them so you can bring each other joy and help each other through the hard times. In order to do that, you have to make time to get together with your girlfriends now and then.
Girls’ Night Out
Planning a girls’ night out is a great way to spend time with your friends. Get rid of the kids, husband, and responsibilities and spend one night just catching up. You can go and do a creative activity, grab some coffee, or have dinner. Make sure at least a portion of the evening is in a place where you can talk. Nothing fulfills the soul like a good chat session with your girlfriends.
Girls’ Getaway Weekend
Even though they can be a little more complicated to plan, a good girls’ weekend is well worth the effort. And there are so many options for fun things to do and cool places to go. You can go somewhere close for a quick trip, or you can fly somewhere special and truly get away. This is also a great way to catch up with friends that may not live near you. Meet in the middle and plan a relaxing trip where you can spend time resting and catching up.
Make That Phone Call
If one of your friends has been on your mind, it’s probably a good time to make a phone call and catch up. Often, when we think of someone, it’s our heart’s way of reminding us to reach out to them. Sometimes when you have kids or are working a lot, it’s harder to make time for those phone calls. But they are so important. Schedule them if you need to put them on the calendar. That way, you can make sure to fit them in.
Connect With the Girls That Know You Best
We all have friends from our childhood. If you’re lucky enough to still know them, they really are the people who know you best. Growing up with a person gives her the unique experience of knowing your family and who you were before you came became who you are now. It’s important to remember to connect with these friends to remind you of your roots and also to remind you of how far you’ve come. These can be some of the most important and fueling relationships of your life.
Make a Few Friends in Each Season of Life
In every season of life, you require different things. That goes for friendships, too. When you’re in college, it’s a great time to make friends that are in college, too. When you’re a young professional, you want to be around people who are going through the same struggles you are. When you become a mother, having other friends who understand what being a mother is like is invaluable. This goes on and on throughout our lives. Wherever you are in your current situation, make sure you take a good look around to find the people who can walk with you in this moment. They will become part of your village, and as you move to later phases in your life, some will stay and some will go. But they will always hold a special place in your heart for the moment in time where they completely understood you.
The luckiest people on Earth are the people who understand the value of true friendship and get to experience the love that only true friends can share. So go on, get with your girls. Love each other, support each other, and help each other grow. You will all be better for it in the end.