Last night I was reading the new Shape magazine and it had an article asking readers what was the best advice you’re received from your mother. I showed my daughter the page and asked her what was the best advice I’d given her so far. I sat there, fingers crossed, thinking, God I really hope she remembers some of the stuff I’ve told her along the way . . . you just never know though! After a couple seconds of thinking, she answers that being good to your friends because they are the ones that will be with you to the end was the best advice I’d given her. I wanted to shout hallelujah!! I have tried to teach her that no matter what you go through, your girlfriends will be there for you. I know from experience . . . we all know from experience. Your girlfriends are there during the good times and bad times, the marriages, the divorces, the birth of a new baby, helping you move into a new home, etc. I am still the best of friends with my girlfriends from college and that was a LONG time ago!! I have to stay friends with them, they have too much dirt on me :-) Then later last night I settled in to watch the Real Housewives of New York City. I usually love watching this show, but last night I really started thinking these women are just plain ole’ mean and they are suppose to be each other’s friends?? I’m sorry but with friends like that who needs enemies!! I started feeling uncomfortable watching it and the confrontations that have become the show. I just can’t imagine asking someone to meet me at a restaurant and then bitching them out or being at a party and telling a “friend” she’s rude. Good grief!!
Thank God for all my girlfriends!