5 EASY ways you can Inspire Your Girlfriends …

5 EASY ways you can Inspire Your Girlfriends …

sparkle, quote,women,inspire,inspirationNever let anyone steal your SPARKLE.

Girlfriends have a wonderful way of bringing light and hope into our lives, right? Okay – well the GREAT Girlfriends do, but that’s our goal here at Girlfriendology, to be a GREAT Friend and that means we inspire our girlfriends to believe in themselves, feel beautiful and never let anyone steal their sparkle.

In the spirit of inspiring each other, here’re our 5 EASY ways YOU can inspire your Girlfriends …

1. Be POSITIVE. It’s easy to go negative but it’s inspiring NOT to. Be the friend who takes the supportive, affirmative, SPARKLY and helps her see the good over the bad. It may take a little effort to be positive when it would be so easy to go the opposite direction, but it’s kinda funny how being positive (even if you’re *kinda* just acting like it) can actually make you and her feel that way.

2. Be THOUGHTFUL and KIND. It just takes a moment to be thoughtful and kind. Be there for her on a bad day. Listen. Make her laugh. Inspire her by going a little further in your friendship – giving thoughtful girlfriend gifts, offering to run errands when you know she is completely overwhelmed, calling her when she needs to talk, asking about her day or performance review. It only takes a moment to be thoughtful – and I’m pretty sure you’ll inspire her to be there for you when you need her too!

life is a beautiful ride3. Make it just about HER. My BFF Cath is doing amazing bike races this summer – like 100 miles in one day! Make your girlfriends feel special by showing up when they do something *crazy* like ride 100 miles! Or give her gifts that are personalized to her and her favorite things. Don’t make it about you and what’s going on in your life – make it about HER. What can you do/say/give her that makes the moment and memory special? Like how special her friendship is to you! Remind her that ‘life IS a beautiful ride’ with her as your friend!

4. Give her INSPIRING Gifts. I have a rule on holiday gifts for girlfriends. NEVER give them anything you’d give your mom, a random co-worker or the neighbor who you barely know. Gifts for girlfriends should be personal and meaningful, like a mug to express your friendship or a piece of art that shares your true sentiment.

5. Be GRATEFUL. And help remind her to be too. Show your gratitude for her friendship, for the good memories and happy times ahead, for the gift of health or even the gift of time together. Gratitude is contagious. On those days when she feels down, share your gratitude and faith that tomorrow will be a better day.

And – it is pretty EASY, right? The way to inspire your friends is to BE A BETTER FRIEND. You can do it!

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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.

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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!

For MORE encouraging Text Messages for Friends … here’s 25 Texts to Cheer Up a Friend!

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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

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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10 Great Girlfriend Gifts for Summer

10 Great Girlfriend Gifts for Summer

Girlfriend gifts for summerSummer is a great time to celebrate! Celebrate girlfriends for their friendship and support – and celebrate with girlfriends for their birthdays and special (or just-because) days!

To help you make your summer fun and friend-filled, here’s 10 Great Girlfriend Gifts for Summer!

1. Awesome Book for the Beach, Pool or Book Club – Tis the season for indulging in a great girlfriend book! Give her a great read for the pool, beach, hammock, deck or wherever she loves to read. My favorite author, KRIS RADISH, has a host of books for women (and one coming out July 22nd – Gravel on the Side of the Road. Her books make the perfect girlfriend gift!

2. Summer Scarf – The perfect accessory (next to a BFF!) is a easy, cool and colorful summer scarf. Pinks, greens, blues or whatever combination … she’ll think of you every time she wears it!

3. Girlfriend Trip – Take a road trip, rent an RV, book flights, go to the lake, hit the city, or just do a staycation – whatever you do, just plan some quality time with your BFFs in a fun and memorable way.  Do it! Take a trip together! Life’s too short to not to spend time and travels with your girlfriends!

4. Cooking Class – It may be HOT outside, but it’s still a great time to take a cooking class together. Learn a new cuisine or recipes for summer foods.

5. Garden Sculpture – I’m not sure why, but my friends and I have all purchased metal garden sculptures this summer! I have a flying pig, Laura has a bat and Paula has an amazing lobster! Why not give her something for her garden to remember you by?

6. Biking Gear – I’m into biking this year and found the perfect gift for a girlfriend who bikes – a beer cap helmet rearview mirror! I found them on Etsy and they’re awesome!

7. Chick Flicks – It’s HOT! Dang HOT! Why not crank up the A/C and watch a chick flick together? Nothing like a little romantic comedy to make you forget the heat!

8. Frozen Cocktails – Can’t be there with your long distance girlfriend to celebrate her summer birthday? Send a special package to make her celebration cool and special, thanks to you!

9. Summer Dresses – Give her a fun frock to wear and think of you! Summer is the best time for casual, comfy dresses – perfect for drinks on the deck with her best friends!

10. TIME – The ultimate girlfriend gift! Find more time in your day, then spend your precious summer time with your BFFs.

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Friendship Quote: Dear Best Friend

Dear Best Friend valentines day friendship quoteToday’s Friendship Quote for Women:

 Dear Best Friend, I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you.

Think about that: Dear Best Friend …

How would life be different if your Best Friend wasn’t there for you? Who would you call when you just have to share something? To laugh with? Even cry with? The friend who celebrates your successes and has a totally different approach to your ‘failures’ than you?

Today, this day before Valentine’s Day (even sometimes called GALentine’s Day), tell your BFF how much her friendship means to you. Send her a silly Valentine’s Day card – even if it gets there a little late, she’ll love it! Share this graphic –> on your Facebook page and tell her that she is ‘your person,’ your BFForever. Make her day, like she makes your world better.

TODAY – Celebrate your BFF. Tell her how much her friendship means to you. Write her a note … “Dear Best Friend, ______”

SHARE WITH YOUR BFF!

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34 Summer Gifts for Women & 34 Summer Days to Celebrate

34 Summer Gifts for Women & 34 Summer Days to Celebrate

Celebrate Summer and Friends with 34 Summer Gifts for Girlfriends + 34 Reasons to Celebrate!34 Summer Gifts for Women

It’s (hopefully!) too nice outside to go to a mall or spend time inside shopping, so we’ve done the shopping for you! Here are 34 gifts for June birthdays, July birthdays, and August Birthdays – or June, July, August ‘just because you’re my BFF’ gifts! From flowers to jewelry, home decor to beach inspired gifts. Need a reason to celebrate? Give gifts?

Here’s 34 Reasons to Celebrate your Friends this summer!

      1. Memorial Day – the beginning of summer, YEAH!
      2. June 2nd – National Leave the Office Early Day – Call up a girlfriend for happy hour or an afternoon walk.
      3. First Sunday in June – Celebrate Cancer Survivors – Unfortunately too many of us have friends who have gone through cancer. Let’s celebrate them and their friendship!
      4. First Friday in June – National Donut Day – You know just the girlfriend to surprise with a donut, don’t you?!
      5. June 7th – National Chocolate Ice Cream day – YUM!
      6. June 8th – National Best Friend’s Day – OH YEAH! We’ve got a bunch of ideas for National Best Friends Day!
      7. June 10th – National Iced Tea Day – invite her over for some tea!
      8. June 14th – Flag Day. Make or buy a friendship flag to celebrate!
      9. June 18th – National Splurge Day – go shopping together!
      10. June 20th – Summer Solstice – longest day of the year, lots of time to spend with your BFF!
      11. June 30th – National Social Media Day – Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat you and your friends – all day!
      12. July 1st – Canada Day! Celebrate our northern neighbors with poutine (or go on a trip to Canada with her!)
      13. July 4th – Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with a red, white and blue celebration with friends!
      14. July 7th – Oh yea. You’re gonna need to splurge with a girlfriend. It’s National Chocolate Day!
      15. July 10th – National Pina Colada Day – Sweet! Celebrate with your fave frozen-drink-friends! (Followed up by July 11th – National Mojito Day! or July 19th – National Daiquiri Day!)
      16. July 13th – National French Fries Day – I have a tradition of having french fries every time my BFF Julie and I are together. Start a tradition with your girlfriends!
      17. July 13th – Embrace your Geekiness Day. Celebrate your geeky friends today! Watch ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ together!
      18. July 17th – National Ice Cream Day – Take her out for a nice, cold treat! (Calories don’t count when you’re with your BFFs!)
      19. July 24th – National Cousin’s Day – Friends with a cousin? Celebrate family who are also friends!
      20. July 29th – National Lasagna Day – Celebrate with a fabulous, friend-filled meal!
      21. July 30th – National Cheesecake Day – Not a good week to be dieting, just FYI 🙂
      22. August 3rd – National Watermelon Day – Another yummy summer celebration!
      23. August 7th – Friendship Day – Make her feel as special as her friendship is to you!
      24. First Sunday in August – National Sisters Day – Is your sister your BFF? Celebrate her and your friendship!
      25. August 9th – National Book Lovers Day – Celebrate with your book club or your book loving BFFs!
      26. August 10th – National S’mores Day – Bonfire anyone?
      27. August 13th – National Left-handers Day – Any left-handed girlfriends?
      28. August 15th – National Relaxation Day – Friends make me feel relaxed. How about you? Invite them over to test the theory.
      29. Second Saturday in August – National Garage Sale Day – You know just the girlfriend(s) to call, don’t you? 🙂
      30. August 19th – National Women’s Day – Let’s all celebrate friendship and being females!
      31. August 25th – Kiss and Make Up Day – aka: Forgive a Friend day. (But you don’t have to wait all day for this to happen!)
      32. August 26th – National Dog Day – Grab the pups and your dog-loving girlfriends and hit the dog park for a furbulous day!
      33. August 26th – Women’s Equality Day. Celebrate how far we’ve come (& plot how to help it continue to grow!).
      34. August 27th – National Just Because Day – Just because she’s your BFF, make it a celebration!

Here are gifts for women for your summer birthdays and celebration!

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