They say nothing lasts forever, dreams change, trends come and go but friendship never goes out of style - Carrie Bradshaw 💜
We often hear people say that “ you can’t count on anyone but yourself” and to a degree, yes this is true. You are responsible for your own happiness and path in life but there is no denying that the people you surround yourself with will heavily influence the road you take. You and only you are responsible for the people you choose to let in, the people you choose to be your friends.
There are dozens of studies that have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, less stressed, have fewer health problems and generally live longer than those who don’t. That is why it’s so important that you surround yourself with good people and always be a good person in return.
It’s also said that opposites attract. When it comes to your friendship group who cares if you don’t share the same love for indie rock n roll, or if you can’t stand the restaurant that they love so much, who cares if one of you is vanilla and the other is more mint chocolate chip. Everyone brings something different to the table (just know what it is that you bring). We’d say that over anything, sharing the same values rather the interests is the key to successful friendships.
Over our lifetime, we encounter thousands of people, from different walks of life, some we just “click” with and you know that they are your person, some we learn from and then move on, some we can’t pass a day without speaking to and others months can fly by without a word being said but when you see them, it’s like nothing has changed.
Just remember, you are in control. Don’t settle for anything less than 100 when it comes to your friendship group. Find your girls, your tribe, your ride or dies, find them and love them hard.
Happy International Friendship Day 2019 - take a minute, and tell your girls that you love them!