How to Help a Girlfriend go After Her Dreams

How to Help a Girlfriend go After Her Dreams

How to Help a Girlfriend go After Her DreamsHow to Help a Girlfriend go After Her Dreams

It echoes in your head, “Reach for that stars, and follow your dreams!” Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone standing in the wings of your life’s stage cheering you on and turning that elusive “wind beneath your wings” song into a reality? If your own desires in life aren’t taking off, live vicariously through the dreams of your friend. If you’ve already arrived to see all of your big ambitions fulfilled, hitch a cloud and help a girlfriend go after her dreams.

You see it in her. There is a true passion that begs to burst out, but something is not allowing her to go after her big dreams. Maybe her passion is to launch her own business, she knows how to tell a great story and wants to publish her own book, or maybe she has incredible photography skills. Whatever her goals are, they will be easier met with the help of a good friend. Grab a hold of these helpful secrets that successful women already know to help her attain her dreams.

Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. Misty Copeland

Get a pretty journal, and start jotting down ideas. Write down your desires and then create an outline or flow chart to be your road map to success.

Take practical steps to get it done. If her dream is to dance and sing on Broadway, but she’s never been on stage or taken a dance class, it’s time to start from the beginning. Get experience and build a resume’ to fulfill her dreams. Identify the tools around you that you already have at your fingertips and put them to good use.

Do what you love. The first step is realizing what her dream is. If she already knows, you are on the path to fulfilling her dreams. If she doesn’t have a dream, now is the time to help her set goals to end in success. You are her friend who knows her best. Be a mirror for her to reflect back the talents you see in her. Acknowledge the truth of her ambitions and bring them to fruition.

Find the courage to take a risk. Like the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz, she probably already has all of the courage she needs to go for her dreams, but she may not have the confidence to realize the courage she possesses. It’s your job as her friend to bring this out in her. Encourage her. Literally, instill courage in her by pushing her beyond any fear or doubt.

Don’t let fear and doubt take hold. The next biggest obstacle to overcome is to strike down fear and doubt before they take hold and shatter all potential dreams.

There will always be skeptics, but that doesn’t mean they have to direct your path. Silence the skeptics. Never take what a naysayer says to heart.

Step out and do it. Literally take the first step toward her dreams. This doesn’t mean abandoning her to set her free. Sometimes, she may need you to take the first step with her. If this involves raising funds, set up a crowdfunding campaign for your friend. She may just need a cheerleader to encourage and support her – be THAT friend!

Help her pursue her dreams and have no regrets.

Don’t worry about the future. Live in the moment, not looking back and not worrying about what the future holds. Instead, focus on what you need to reach your goals.

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10 Great Ways to Cheer Up a Friend

10 Great Ways to Cheer Up a Friend

10 ways to cheer up a friend10 Great Ways to Cheer Up a Girlfriend

Everyone gets down from time to time. Every friend needs cheering up at times. Sometimes pulling out of that funk is hard. If you have a girlfriend who’s going through some tough times, there are a number of things you can do to cheer her up. Whether it’s showing up with her favorite ice cream and time for a long chat or kidnapping her for a day of fun, try these 10 ways to cheer up a friend:

1. Ice Cream and a Chat – Ice cream is always a girl’s best friend when she’s going through a rough patch. Show up out of the blue with her favorite ice cream and spend the evening chatting. Sometimes all she needs is to talk it out with someone who’s willing to listen.

2. Spa Day – It doesn’t have to be an expensive outing. Just going to get her nails done or even her hair can be a great way to cheer up a girlfriend. This is especially true if she’s gone through a bad breakup and needs to feel beautiful again.

3. Shopping – What girl doesn’t love shopping? A day spent visiting her favorite shops can be such a great release. The key is to just get her out of the house so that she gets her mind off whatever is bothering her.

4. Kickboxing Class – Sometimes to work through the pain, you need to channel that inner anger. Whether she’s upset about something at work or had a fight with her boyfriend, helping her channel that inner anger and working through it at a kickboxing class can be so refreshing.

5. Dancing – Another great way to work through the pain is to simply get lost in the music and the movement of dancing. Take your girlfriend to a great club and let her lose herself on the dance floor.

6. Girls’ Night Out – Getting together with a bunch of friends can also be a great way to forget about everything that’s going on. Whether it’s drinks or dinner at her favorite spot – a night with the girls might be just what she needs.

7. Girls’ Night In – If she’s not in the mood to go out, bring the party to her. It might be curling up with her favorite movies and snacks or just hanging out with the girls at home. Sometimes a girl just needs her friends to work through the difficult times.

8. Give a Thoughtful Gift – If you want to do a small gesture that will make her smile, buy something she likes or collects. It might be coffee mugs, magnets, or key chains – whatever it is, taking the time to pick out something she loves will mean so much to her.

Start your free trial now!9. Childhood Memories – If you’ve known your girlfriend through childhood, look back at those memories and recreate one. It might be going to her favorite amusement park or her favorite ice cream shop. Whatever it is, just make sure it’s something special.

10. Playing Hooky – Last, but not least, if she’s having a rough time at work, and is a workaholic, kidnap her one morning before she heads to work. Have her call in sick and do something fun. Make sure it’s in another town though so that her coworkers don’t run into her.

If your friend is going through a hard time, take the time to do something special for her. Whether it’s a night of dancing or recreating a childhood memory, you can help her forget about her problems, at least for a little while. The inspiring quote above is right – every day may not be good, but there is good in every day!

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Gifts to Cheer Up a Friend:

Show your love, encouragement and support with these cheer up gifts for friends!Cheer up book girlfriend gift

Cheer Up Book – “A fun compendium of happy quotes that will help lift anyone out of the dumps

Hang in There Cheer UP Gift BasketHealthy and unique gift basket is full of nuts and seeds to help boost spirits naturally – Who knew? Or this Cheer Up Healthy Gift Basket – and in case of emergency, send her this AWESOME CHOCOLATE Gift Basket 🙂

FUN Cheer Up Wine Label Set – sure to bring a smile to her face!

Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul: Celebrating the Friends Who Cheer Us Up, Cheer Us On and Make Our Lives Complete

Keep Hangin’ In There Care PackageFilled with indulgent treats, two plush monkey friends, and a puzzle book for pleasant distraction, this gift box is sure to make your friend grin as she squishes the smile right off the happy stress ball’s face:)

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Breast Cancer Inspired Quotes – Love, Hope & Friendship

Breast Cancer Inspired Quotes – Love, Hope & Friendship

Love, Miracles, Breast Cancer, FriendshipI started Girlfriendology over eight years ago because of Dana and Allison. Two of my dear girlfriends were dealing with cancer and I just felt lost and hopeless. I wanted to be a better friend to them and to inspire women to be there for each other. I wanted to make the world better – one friendship at a time.

Years and thousands of blog posts later, I’m still blogging and unfortunately I still have girlfriends dealing with the evil disease of cancer.

Right now I’d like to send out love, prayers and surrounding hugs of support to my friend Tami is fighting stage-four cancer.

Tami is an AMAZING woman who took on cancer with a vengeance that only a woman with power could do.

Tami is the author of two books: FROM INCURABLE TO INCREDIBLE: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds and MIRACLE SURVIVORS: Beating the Odds of Incurable Cancer. Both share inspiration for others battling cancer with stories of strength and perseverance. Please consider these books at girlfriend gifts for women with cancer.

Breast Cancer Inspired Quotes – Love, Hope & Friendship

It is in honor of her that I share these quotes for girlfriends with cancer, and the friends and family who love them … Be STRONG Girlfriend. You never know who you’re inspiring.
Be strong girlfriend breast cancer quote

One of my favorite quotes for all girlfriends (because we all got our ‘stuff’, right?) … “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be WONDERFUL.” Annette Funicello
life doesnt have to be perfect

A reminder that ‘Cancer is a word, not a sentence.’ As my friend Dana used to say – she didn’t want breast cancer to define who she was, only SHE got to define who she really was …

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The ultimate measure of a woman is not where she stands in moments of comfort & convenience, but where she stands at a time challenge & controversy. (our version!)  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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For a friend who needs cheering up: “Finish each day & be done with it … Tomorrow is a New Day” (and check out these 25 text messages to cheer up a friend!)25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer up a Friend, Tomorrow is a New Day

 

Always remember that you are braver than you think, stronger than you seem, and loved more than you know.” inspired by Winnie-the-Poohpink girlfriend gifts, breast cancer gifts, gifts for girlfriends

 

and this quote by Tami … “The Beatles say ‘All you need is Love.’ But those of us with cancer may need a little more.”

helping friends with cancer tami boehmer

and check out Ten Tips for Helping a Friend with Breast Cancer.

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That’s why we’re here – to inspire you to BE A BETTER FRIEND – even, and especially, when life hands you or a girlfriend tough situations.

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Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes – Be Thankful Girlfriend!

Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes – Be Thankful Girlfriend!

Thanksgiving quote Thank youRegardless of religion or political party, male or female, young or old, white or dark meat preference … we all celebrate Thanksgiving! Friends and family gather across our great country to share a meal, laughter, sometimes tears and a whole lot of turkey!
Thanksgiving is the pinnacle of gratitude. It’s the day we stop to focus on gratitude, to gather with friends and family, to attempt to count our endless blessings.
Send the following images or tweets of these Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes to your friends and family to celebrate this season of gratitude. (And check more Thanksgiving Quotes and Funny Thanksgiving Quotes!)

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanksgiving quote JFK express gratitude

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having Family & Friends. Courtland Milloy

Thanksgiving Quote gratitude for having family and friends

If you want to turn your life around, TRY THANKFULNESS. It will change your life mightily. Gerald Good

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Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

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25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer Up a Friend

25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer Up a Friend

25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer up a FriendWe all have ‘those days.’ Days where we just feel a little down, sorry for ourselves, super stressed. Or, maybe we’re going through a rough spell – a season of tough stuff? Friends who are there for each other during these low moments are worth their weight in gold! They know just the right thing to say, or send you a ‘cheer up’ text message at just the right moment.

To help you be ‘that friend’ and cheer up a friend when they need encouragement and support, we’ve got 25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer up a Friend.

(See our original 25 Texts to Cheer Up a Friend!)

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain

25 Text Messages to Cheer Up a Friend

1. Remind her that she’s not alone with this cheer up text: “It may feel like you’re all alone, but you’re not. I’m here for you and I’m not going anywhere. Let’s handle this together.”

2. Speaking of feeling alone, send her this quote and add a personal note about being there for her: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. (Helen Keller)”

3. Remind her how important she is to you with this quote from Wicked: “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” Thank her for being there for you and tell her that you’re there for her as well.

4.Gift Certificate cheer up text messageSend her a cheer up text message ‘gift certificate’! Like this text message … “This text is redeemable for drinks with your favorite friend! (ME!) Let’s get together soon! What about this (day)?”

5. Reminder her to count her blessings with this cheer up text: “When I count my blessings, you are definitely one of them. Thanks for the gift of your friendship.”

6. More inspiration on counting your blessings, share this cheer up quote: “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  (Eric Hoffer)” Then add a note about her being one of your blessings.

7. Or … send her this quote right before her bedtime: “When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep.” (Irving Berlin) Sweet dreams my friend! Tomorrow is a New Day!25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer up a Friend, Tomorrow is a New Day

8. Remind her that tomorrow IS a Brand New Day with this quote: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) (& here’s an image to send to her 🙂

9. For religious/Christian friends who need cheering up, remind her that:“God never gives us more than we can handle. When life is tough, remember that God believes you are capable of handling this and whatever happens.”

10. Go all hashtag-y social on her (in a good way!) with this cheer up text: “I love you more than the internet! #BFFs #AlwaysHere4U #TeamMarsha” (Or whatever her name)

25 (more) Text Messages to Cheer up a Friend quote11. Acknowledge that we all take a role in our happiness – but do so gently and thoughtfully, like with this cheer up message: “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” (Valerie Bertinelli) Then add a note about how you want her to be happy and will be there for her until she feels that way too.

12. Thanks for being my bff emoji text messageCreate an emoji text message that expresses your friendship and appreciation, like “Thx 4 BEEing my BFF! I <3 ewe”

13. Share this quote with a sad or struggling friend:“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude”. Denis Waitley Remind her to have an ‘attitude of gratitude’ and maybe ask her to share with you three things she’s grateful for each day. (A great gift would be a gratitude journal too!)

14. Be the friend she really needs with this supportive text message: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” (Albert Schweitzer) Let her know that you believe in her and are there for her in happy and not-so-happy times.

15. Cheer up text exampleSend her a simple silly joke like: “Knock! Knock!” (Let her answer “Who’s There?”) Then text: “ME! & I always will be!” (Just a nice reminder that you care and are there for her!)

16. Prove that you’re her ‘person’ with this text message: “Thelma and Louise had each other. Meridith had Cristina. Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte were there for each other. I’m your ‘person’ and will be here for you no matter what!”

17. Remind her of better days with this cheer up text: “Remember that day we ___________(did something, went somewhere …)? We’ll have more days like that in the future, I know we will! We’ll be alright and laugh again – I promise!”

18. A good reminder for all of us, especially if we’re having a low time: Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. (Brian Tracy)Cheer up emoji text, I'll be here for you emoji message

19. Send her a creative cheer up emoji like: “I’ll be here 4 you, LOVE U” – shown here in this emoji! 

Sending a little light your way eCard to cheer up a Friend20. Send her an eCard to cheer her up – like this ‘Sending A Little Light Your Way’ eCard from the American Greetings eCard site. (With 7-day free trial!) They have LOTS of eCards focused on support and encouragement – plus humor!Start your free trial now!

Here for you text message22. Have an old joke that you two have shared? A silly picture of the two of you? A photo of you and her in bad haircuts or outdated fashion? Cheer her up by sending it to her and reminding her of old times together and how you have the future to look forward to – no matter what!

23. Make her a funny emoji text message to show that you care and make her smile, like this emoji text: “I’ll be here for you, even when life is poopy!”

24. Share a video with her, like this clip from ‘West Wing’ where Leo shows true friendship! Tell her that you’ll help her through whatever is making her life difficult right now. (Here’s the URL  https://youtu.be/ZQJ6yqQRAQs)

25. Or, cheer her up with a laughing baby! Hilarious – who can’t laugh during this?! Here’s the URL https://youtu.be/RP4abiHdQpc

BONUS 26. Remind her that you’ll be there for her with the Friend’s TV show music. URL: https://youtu.be/q-9kPks0IfE

Be the kind of friend who shows your girlfriends how much you care about them and how you’re there for them in good and bad times! Be the friend that sends them a cheer up message, encouraging text or thoughtful eCard to brighten their day – especially when things might not be going so well!

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Show your love, encouragement and support with these cheer up gifts for friends!Cheer up book girlfriend gift

Cheer Up Book – “A fun compendium of happy quotes that will help lift anyone out of the dumps

The Happiness Project

Hang in There Cheer UP Gift BasketHealthy and unique gift basket is full of nuts and seeds to help boost spirits naturally – Who knew? Or this Cheer Up Healthy Gift Basket – and in case of emergency, send her this AWESOME CHOCOLATE Gift Basket 🙂

FUN Cheer Up Wine Label Set – sure to bring a smile to her face!

Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul: Celebrating the Friends Who Cheer Us Up, Cheer Us On and Make Our Lives Complete

Keep Hangin’ In There Care PackageFilled with indulgent treats, two plush monkey friends, and a puzzle book for pleasant distraction, this gift box is sure to make your friend grin as she squishes the smile right off the happy stress ball’s face:)

And, eCards full of encouragement and support! Like these …

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