August 4, 2012
So, I'm watching Mean Girls on ABC Family this evening and it's really making me think a lot about girl friendships. This movie is made to be comical and entertaining (which it is) but it is also a very true indication of how a lot of girls can be. It is so sad how so many women these days can't just get along and be NICE to one another and not be so catty and mean.
Sure, not all women friendships are like this. I am amazingly blessed with not having to deal with this too much in my life (yes, I have had to deal with this from time to time, I mean, I am a girl in girl world). Thank God, I have a group of girlfriends who are genuinely there for one another and who I have never heard any of them talk bad about the other.
However, this doesn't mean that I haven't had to deal with this tragic girl fighting at least once (ok a lot more than once since I was a young girl). Girl's don't fight physically, they are sneaky with their fighting. They fight with their words and most of the time, behind the back rather than face to face. Unfortunately, this has been something even adult women go through and deal with. Yes, I was once a mean girl back when I was childish and young but now that I'm older and I have lost so many amazing people in my life, I look back and I see women who are still a part of this catty mean girl world, and I just don't get it.
Isn't it hard enough for us women to have to deal with the battles in the corporate world, battles in relationships with boyfriends, fiance's, or husbands, financial battles, health battles, and the battles we face in the spiritual realm? Shouldn't we power up and give "Girl Power" MEANING!
Rather than backstabbing, name calling, and showering one another with a lack of respect, shouldn't we get over ourselves and learn to team up with girls rather than draw enemy lines?
If you are a mean girl reading this, please think about how it feels on the other end of your meanness. Sure, we are all capable of being mean but we can always stop it, right? Why not take on a new aspect to how us women approach one another? Let's stop judging other women on how they dress, how they wear their makeup, who they hang out with, who they are dating, what kind of job they have, how much money they make, what size they are, or color their skin is......toss out your inner burn book and start loving one another! :)
After all, don't us women have enough in life to worry about? Isn't there enough negativity in the world to deal with than to have to worry about the negativity in our relationships with other women? Our relationships with our girlfriends should be our home away from home, our peace when life is chaotic, our sisters we get to choose.....our girlfriends are the ones who will be there no matter what! Mean girls, give LOVE a shot and you will see what amazing blessings come from genuine and sweet friendships with girls!!!
I'm so thankful for my group of girlfriends! I have no idea what I would do without you ladies! I can never say it enough, I'm a blessed gal!!!!!
Posted by Crystal Addis at 7:46 PM