Facebook says I’ve got about 5,000 friends. I’ve been in my community now so many years, it’s seldom I can’t run into the store or a restaurant without at least running into one friendly acquaintance. I’ve lived almost 40 years and have met a lot of friends a long the way, but there’s nothing that can help a girl more than finding her a PACK!
A pack of women that support you. A pack of women that you can relate too.
Now a days those 5,000 maximum friends that Facebook only allows, are great because it keeps you connected with friends near and far. Allows us to be in their lives without being psychically close by, BUT there’s nothing that can compare to having that group of friends that you can call after a long week to meet you for a glass of wine, or grab a pedi, or physically give you a hug when you need it most.
I’ve got a gazillion friends and acquaintances, I’m a lucky girl, but nothing beats having a girl pack to run with.
How many people now a days have more friends online than they do in person. It should be the opposite if we’re truly blessed. You can’t call one of those 5000 social media friends when you want a Moms night out, the laughs and tears that can be shared and the life experiences and chats are different in person than through commenting or likes? How many of us have more friends online far away than we do that can show up on our step and just a few minutes, there is actually a lot of us now. The social world we live in now people spend more time growing their virtual friendships than feeding and finding the ones that are present in their lives that can feed their spirit WAY more. Girls, if you don’t have a girl pack to run with, FIND ONE.
I’ve got some of the very best, and they are all so collectively different and this is what I love most!
I’ve got that girl I can go grab happy hour with for some time out. I’ve got that girl that loves spa days just as much as I do and she’s down for a spa or pedi anytime I pick up the phone. I’ve got that girl that when work is stressful and I’m having a hard time balancing my life, she can just relate and listen. I’ve got that girl that in hard times, she knows how to pray hard for me. I’ve got that girl that I admire because she’s always so happy and really does see the life that way and that’s something I admire and want to work on. I’ve got those girls, those girls that show up!
They show up. Every. Single. Time.
That’s my pack.
Funny how our pack seems to change through the years too as our lives change, some are in for a lifetime, some are in it for a stage, and that’s ok. Thankful for every friend that’s ever been a part of my pack through the years to present.
So whether you want to celebrate or cry and need a girlfriend to call, there’s nothing like having someone’s physical presence there to support you. Having a friend call or text is great miles and miles away, having all these “friends” everywhere is great, but NOTHING beats having that pack that can be physically present in our lives. Stop scrolling every now and then and call on your pack.
The ones that show up for you. This social day we are always growing our friends globally but it’s the ones that can physically show up for us and be there to call when we need matter most.
Girls, if you don’t have a PACK find you one! It can do wonders for your spirit and soul.
I was driving up to the lake yesterday and the boys were sleeping and thinking how lucky I’ve been for my girl squad.
Thanks to some of my girl pack for showing up for me for my Mom Queen Open House again and supporting me and this venture. Makes me Feel thankful for my girl pack, because I have those girls that show up for me. I hope I show up just as much for them.
Feeling thankful for me girl pack, each one in it past and present. 👯♀️
Happy Weekend Mom Queens! I hope you spend some of it with your pack!