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It’s National Bestfriends Day!

Friendship, a solid friendship, has healing power. Think about a time where life seemed to be going downhill, no specifics needed, just think. Got it? Who did you vent to? Usually, the first person is a friend, and most times that friend has been through it too and can offer advice and/or just a listening ear with undivided attention. Friendships, like any other relationship, take work and will have its ups and downs but, if you’re lucky, you won’t have a falling out. My girlfriend’s and I have been friends since the sixth grade. Over the course of almost a twenty-year friendship, we’ve had disagreements but never had a falling out. We cared enough about each other to voice our oppositions and see the other persons point if view, even if we disagreed. We mutually encourage, pray, and build each other up, and there is healing power in those three components of friendship: Encouragement, Prayer, and Uplift.

“I see you queen.”

On Memorial Day weekend I was in Charlotte, NC with my two best friends for a girl’s trip; and why yes, Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those men and women who served in our Nation’s armed forces, it is also a time to gather with friends and family. These ladies have been true friends in every essence of the term, girlfriends. Women have a divine energy, so to be able to find girlfriends who carry the same interests and energy, is essential to the soul. I think back to the 90’s and early 00’s sitcoms like Living Single and Girlfriends that showed women, specifically black women, in positive leading roles. These women were professionals with degrees and businesses and still showed that they were not only women but human beings.

Encouragement, Prayer, and Uplift

I cannot tell you the amount of times that I needed a reality check or a shoulder to cry on, so, this post is dedicated to those women who think they don’t need friends. I also dedicate this post to those women who know exactly what I’m talking about when I say a girl needs her girl’s.

Encouragement

Women need to be the ones to encourage each other; we can heal a lot of wounds that way if we just look to our sister friends and say, “I see you, Queen.”

Prayer

The power of a prayer circle works wonders. In a friendship, it’s helpful to have people who are praying for you and with you.

Uplift

Women, we are our own worst enemies. We can be some of the cattiest, bitchiest, beings on Earth. There is a method to the madness, and that’s uplift. My friends and I have different measures of success, as we should because we’re all at the various stages in life. However, we are always willing to help our sister out. If there are job opportunities, training, or an item of interest that is found, we share it. We uplift one another with encouragement, prayer,  and support along the way.

In honor of National Bestfriends Day, tell your best friend how much you appreciate them.

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