I walk 5k events for charity. My husband will circle a parking lot five times to find the closest space. So I walk with girlfriends. It gives us the opportunity to serve the community, get our exercise, and catch up on our lives. A win-win situation for everyone!
I enjoy plays, concerts, festivals, antiquing, shopping, and traveling. All of which my husband despises!! Invite him to a concert and you get a look that clearly says he'd rather have a root canal. Kind of the way I look at him when he talks about hunting and fishing! So I enjoy these activities with my girlfriends. And my husband has stated on multiple occasions how thankful HE is for my girlfriends...so he doesn't have to go!!
A girlfriend will listen no matter what time you call or how long you ramble on. A girlfriend will tell you "Yes, your ass DOES look fat in that!". A girlfriend understands when you're hormonal and knows how to ride the wave along with you. Sorry, gentlemen...running and ducking for cover does NOT constitute understanding! Intelligence, yes...Understanding, no.
A girlfriend asks what you're reading...and recommendations follow within 24 hours! A girlfriend will split the dessert with you...so that the calories don't count! A girlfriend knows the missteps you've made and loves you anyways. A girlfriend will raise hell by your side and call you on your b.s. when necessary.
There is a quotation that I love:
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
And that describes a girlfriend. I am honored and blessed to have them in my life.