Every person needs friends irrespective of the gender. But women usually drift away from their friends in course of time. With home, children, husband and work they hardly find time for friends. And there comes a stage when they feel lonely. They have friends but they realize the friendship is gone.
Today, at the beginning of the Women’s Week, I am going to talk about women and fellow women friends a woman must have. This is also an ode to my friends who helped me in becoming the kind of woman I am today!
The Confident Confidante. ‘A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets’. This dialogue of Titanic movie is indeed very true. Every woman has so many layers of feelings that she can not express completely. Thus, every woman in my opinion needs a friend who is confident and the best confidante. You need this girl so that you can speak your mind to her and still remain alive. She would hear you out patiently and at the end would give you a genuinely sane piece of advice and would tell you that you can get over it or you can do it. Chandana and Shlags thanks for being there. You are the women I can talk to about anything under the sun and not feel ashamed.
The Motivator. We all have days of sunshine and darkness. She is the one who comes to our rescue in those turbulent times. She can uplift your spirits and will make you feel better. She does it not with her corny jokes but because she knows exactly what you are going through and what makes you feel better in these times. She is brave and would never hesitate in encouraging you for treading on the road less traveled. Thanks Neha and Neha.
The Yes Friend. At times we just want to and need to hear a YES! Here a Yes friend becomes the most important person and our best friend. She will not just say yes to please you or she wants something in return. Instead she does it because she wants you to be happy and because she thinks you have your own reasons to do things and she thinks you are a smart woman and you can handle it well. Thank you Himani. The Yesss that you give me are sometimes the only words that I want to hear.
The Wild Friend. She is fun. She is crazy. She is adventurous and she is your well wisher. She is the one who stands up for instantly when you are still grappling for appropriate words. She is always ready for a drive, a trek, trip or walk in the night. She may slam the door on your face or ask you to buzz off but you know she can slap your enemy in your absence just because you hate him/her. She is the one you turn to when you are running out of money or when you desperately need a mood makeover. You may not confide in her about everything but she is the one you reach out to for some action in life. Singh, this is for you.
The Balanced. She is a mix of all the above in a perfect balance. You may not talk to her often, but whenever you do you feel your life is balanced. She asks you to sober down if you are high on drinks and would back you up for race if you are snailing. She does not let you stray and tells you that let it be the way it is. Tombi, I miss you woman.
Do you have these kinds of friends in your life? I would love to know in comments.