Thursday Treadmill Treats
My wonderful women friends
Yesterday was International Women’s Day and I wrote about how we should uplift each other every day not just on this day.
As I was writing that piece I was thinking of how blessed I have been in my life with my women friends.
I know that growing up I was a Tom boy and didn’t have many girlfriends, all most all of my friends were guys.
I remember my girls coming home from school telling me all the drama between them and their girlfriends and asking me how I delt with it growing up. I laughed and told them when you had guy friends you didn’t have drama, you had competition, you had ego’s but no drama.
I guess that why I feel I can do anything, that I am so competitive because it was do or die with the boys, they were not cutting you any slack, keep up or get left behind.
As I got older I realized how women friends filled a different part of your soul, they understood you, they had that ear to listen, they felt your pain, I had a different connection with them, then I did with my guy friends.
They understood about my marriage problems, my child rearing problems, being a women and trying to be superwoman, even if you were dying, you would die trying rather than admit defeat.
They got it, they knew your journey and they were always there to lift you up.
I now have older friends, younger friends, I have black friends, Spanish friends, Muslim friends, Jewish friends, I am blessed with a melting pot of amazing women in my life.
Married friends, single friends, single moms, gay friends, straight friends.
I have friends for a few months and friends I’ve known all my life. I still talk to and see so many of these people that I’ve known since I was 5 and moved upstate.
See it doesn’t matter they all bring something to my table, they all fill my heart with their kindness, their humor, their strength, these are some of the amazing women I am blessed with.
I learned a few years ago that not everyone you grew up with, are still who you think they are and I have no time for drama or pettiness so I decided that I have enough great friends and I cut them loose.
I’ve learned I don’t have to deal with negative, petty, backstabbing “so called” friends, when I have the real deal in my circle, so bye-bye there’s the door, don’t let it hit you in the ass on the way out!
I tell my real friends how much I admire them, I tell them they are my hero’s, my role models.
I let them know what an amazing job they are doing, how I am their biggest cheerleader. Yes, and I always tell them how much I love and appreciate them, all the time.
This is what we are supposed to do, this is what real women do, this is what a decent human being does.
So today my friends, be thankful if you have a circle of women friends, be thankful if you can pick up the phone and have someone talk you down from the ledge, if you have great friends than you are truly blessed, never take that for granted.
I would like to thank all of my girlfriends and my “Soul Sisters” for filling my life with love, laughter and a lifetime of memories….I love you all!!
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