I just returned from a weekend away with two of my best girlfriends. How do I feel? Rested, relaxed, rejuvenated, happy. That's what my girlfriends do for me. The time I spend with them is so amazingly special. We appreciate each other. Love each other. Support each other. We listen to each other, whether we're bitching about work, kids, partners, our bodies, it doesn't matter. We really give each other the opportunity to speak. We offer advise, if wanted. We are a sounding board. Just by being in the moment we allow each other to show up as our authentic selves, without judgement, with total acceptance. This is what makes our time together so special. This is what I savor for days, weeks afterwards. By connecting with them I connect with myself. This is the gift of true friendship.