I consider myself extremely blessed in the friend department. I have the pleasure of being around some of the most beautiful, talented, creative, inspiring, intelligent, soulful, loving creatures I have ever met. They work hard, they are mothers/wives/girlfriends, they aspire to big dreams--and they still have the time to share a laugh, provide a shoulder to cry on, pour a glass of wine or go to bat for me whenever it's needed.
I hear horror stories all the time about the turbulent relationships between women and I cringe a little, and then give thanks for the circle of women I've been included in. Don't get me wrong--I've had my share of horrors too and I've been in situations where women have betrayed me, let me down, or dragged me down with their negative spirits. But I always have these angels right beside me, waiting to help me pick up the pieces.
There isn't anything that these dolls wouldn't do for me or that I wouldn't do for them. I value them, I cherish them and I am thankful for the opportunity to learn from them, protect and be protected by them and to have my Self reflected back to me in the mirrors of their eyes.
So this is just a little thanks to God/the Universe for my girls, my friends, my sisters.
If you have women in your life who serve the same purpose--whether they are family members, friends or mentors--relish them, make time for them, support them. If you don't have women like this in your life, be that kind of friend to someone else--selfless, loving, honest--and surely you'll make one as well. Surround yourself with people who are on positive journeys, who rain thanks from their mouths instead of complaints and who radiate love. Like attracts like.