Well, I missed it – so Happy Belated Galentine’s Day! Did you celebrate with friends? It was yesterday in case you were out of the loop like me. I didn’t even know it existed. I guess I’m not watching the right shows on TV anymore.
Did you know about Galentine’s Day? Where did you hear about it?
From what I’ve read, Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th as a way for you to celebrate the friendship and love that you and your girlfriends have. I’m guessing it’s also a way for single girls to get out and enjoy the holiday with friends without feeling like Valentine’s Day passed them by.
I like the idea of a reason for the girls to get together, especially if you have friends with whom you are close. And who doesn’t want a reason to get together and enjoy a night out – just the girls?! We rely on our girlfriends to listen, to advise and to be there for us. As a divorced single mom, I like that I have friends who are really good in helping me navigate the sometimes bumpy road of co-parenting with a disconnected ex who doesn’t parent. Sometimes you just need a sounding board to bounce ideas off of or just to vent to when you’re so frustrated with the scenario in your life. And their ability to listen and advise when we’re starting to date? Well, that’s priceless don’t you think? It’s fun to share the excitement when a friend has something wonderful happen in their lives. It’s also good to know there are friends there for us when we need someone to care. Who doesn’t need a friend who’s there for the good, the bad and everything in between? Who doesn’t want to celebrate that friend who’s there for you no matter what? I think that’s what Galentine’s all about! Isn’t it?
I’ve found a tribe here by blogging and I want to wish all of you, girls and guys, a belated Happy Galentine’s Day. Your advice, support and friendship have meant the world to me and I’m grateful for each and every one of you.
So cheers – imagine we’re having a little champagne, some dark chocolate and a calorie free night of treats while we hang by a fire, listening to music and laughing together! Thanks for being there for me this past year. I am here for you too!
Oh and Happy Valentine’s Day today to you too!