Did you know that Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz have just recently celebrated 30 years of friendship together!? I found myself drifting off in thought as I stared at the iconic duo pictured together in the 90s in a post from Barrymore’s Instagram. How often do we really celebrate our friendships? Friends are there to embrace and enhance the most beautiful moments of life, and they’ve got you through the worst.
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It’s the thoughtfulness of a friend that tells you not to pair that ‘weird’ top with those bottoms, it’s the laughter and tears shared over a bottle (or several) of wine. It’s the dream of being ‘little old ladies’ together someday, and it’s showing up for each other always, through thick and thin.
If you asked me how many years my best friend and I have been in each other’s lives, I couldn’t tell you, it feels like forever. Yet we’ve never made the point of celebrating our friendship. Why is that? Why don’t we choose to celebrate and honour our friendships as we do with our relationships, with flowers and champagne in tow?
So, here’s our cue to do something! Buy those flowers, book that reservation at the restaurant you both love, have a sleepover like you did when you were young, write a sappy letter reflecting on your most memorable moments together, or make that Instagram carousel post about your bestie!
Celebrating your most meaningful commitments doesn’t have to be limited to the amorous, romantic connections in your life. It’s time to celebrate another kind of other-half that you have. The other half that will nick your favourite top, binge Gilmore Girls with you, and wipe away your tears when you’ve got a broken heart.
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