How fitting is it that this week’s Women Empowerment Wednesday falls on Galentine’s Day?! Most of us celebrate our friendships year round – over brunch, long phone calls, sleepovers, coffee dates, you name it – but today we’re going to do something extra special and dedicate #WEW to all the babes in our lives.
I asked you to share three qualities you admire and look for in a friend (because what better way to hype your gals than by bragging about them)?! I know, I know… it’s hard to pick just three, but if we didn’t limit it, we’d all be able to go on for days. See what others are saying and share yours here! As for my answer, here we go:
Kindness – It costs $0 to be a nice person! I’m always drawn to people who are kind – not just to me, but to others. I am definitely a big believer that you attract the energy you put into the world. Who would want to be around mean and negative people all the time? NOT ME, that’s for sure. I can say with my whole heart that all of my friends have the kindest souls, and I’m so appreciative and lucky to be surrounded by love and good vibes.
Spontaneity – This one is huge for me because I have always prided myself on being open-minded and adventurous. I think that deep down everyone is a little spontaneous, even if they don’t really consider themselves to be. Spontaneity comes in many different forms, and can be as simple as trying a new type of cuisine, taking a pilates class, or going out without having real plans and deciding what to do as you go. Having friends to share those experiences with only makes them more exciting.
Loyalty – Loyalty is a funny word because while it has a straightforward meaning (that can be interpreted somewhat aggressively at times) I actually think everyone has a different and personal definition that is shaped by experience. To me, loyalty is all about being there for someone, and showing up when you say you will. It means loving and supporting them, and taking on their dreams as your own. It’s also about the fun things, like sharing clothes and trusting the person won’t ruin them, or planning a trip together and knowing that your friendship will come out even stronger.
I’m so thankful for all of the ladies in my life – my mama, my sister, my family, my friends, my mentors… the list goes on – every day, and definitely today.