Today my gratitude is simple and easy! It is not a thing but rather a some ONE born some thirty (ahem, cough cough) something years ago TODAY! Today, I am thankful for my best friend Ashley.
Ashley and I are sometimes night and day different and people wonder "how on earth did you two become such close friends?!?!?" And some other times especially the older (ahem, wiser) we get, we are more like two peas in a pod. Finishing sentences, sharing grievances, griping and complaining and screaming with joy. We share it all. The nitty and the gritty.
Do you know the kind of person you can tell some horrible truth to (like...holy crap I haven't changed my underwear in 3 days OR share in the details of your kids poop and sleep patterns) **sidenote, I don't think I've ever worn my underwear for three days in a row BUT IF I DID, I'd probably tell Ashley** ANYWAY, and they don't hold it against you or make you feel bad or anything? I hope that YOU have that kind of friend. That is the kind of friend Ashley is to me. I know I can share my REAL feelings and they are safe. It feels good to have a safe place. I think we all need one.
I know, I know. Many people say that their husband is there BFF and while I get that and agree with that I think NOTHING can replace that cherished GIRLY best friend. I mean, many a husband will jump on board and rally your self esteem but likely that esteem boost might end up with a butt pinch or a boob grab! Just sayin. Ashley doesn't pinch my butt or grab my boob...but she DOES tell me the truth, pump me up with I need pumped and better than all of that??? She listens!
Anyway. Cheers and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend Ashley. I'm thankful today for YOU.