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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Howto Define a Girlfriend OR The Networking Sisterhood

This poem was forwarded to me from my youngest sister Kate (a recreation superintendent in Ocean City Maryland) with no author to credit. It really struck me as a perfect take on the power of the networking sisterhood. We need to tap into the women we know to help our careers, businesses, families and personal growth! We don't have to be alone. Men have gotten the "good ole boys" network for ages...it is about time we tapped into our "sisters".

These are my sisters and mother, I am the oldest of the four of us girls ...Kate is on the left and is the youngest (by 9 years...but who is counting!), Julie is next, then Mom, Me (check out my "on vacation" curly hair!) and Sheila.


When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best
friend. And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, you
will be shown the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your
partner and another when it's your boss!
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your parents.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.

One friend will say, "Let's cry together,'"
another, "Let's fight together,"
"Let's walk away together,"
another..."Let's Do It!"

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
another your shoe fetish,
another your love for movies,
another will be with you in your season of confusion,
another will be your clarifier,
another the wind beneathyour wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
on whatever the occasion,
on whatever the day,
or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself in front of your boss...
...those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman,
but for many, it's wrapped up in several......
one from 6th grade,
one from high school,
some from the college years
a couple from old jobs.

On some days she's your mother.
On some days she's your neighbor.
On others she's your sisters or cousins.
And on some days she's even your daughters.

Whoever these women are for you...they are your critical network! In these tough times we need our networks more than ever!

So to my Sisters...a big Love Ya Girls!!! And Thank You for always being there for me!

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