National Girlfriend's Day- August 1- Celebrate the Day!

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National Girlfriend’s Day-August 1-Celebrate the Day!

August 1 is National Girlfriend’s Day!  I know... how do they (and by the way.. who are “they”?) come up with these days.   

And it doesn’t matter who concocted this
National Girlfriend's Day... we all need to little girlshave one day to celebrate those special friendships that in some cases date back to when we were just beginning school.

Best Girlfriends ..................

-have been there for us when we broke up with our boyfriend then fed our bruised egos by being as mad at him as we were and promising to dislike him forever.

-would tell you exactly how hideous you looked in that oversized flowery dress that only you thought was “so cute.”

- hold your memories, hopes and thoughts close at hand because you have shared countless hours talking about them.

-are the one person you want and need to talk to when your world seems like it’s spinning away.

What are some things you can do to celebrate this day?

-plan a lunch or dinner ( my friends call it Girls Night Out) to one of your favorite places.

- plan an activity that you used to do when you first became friends, such as spending all day at the mall;  going to the movies; spending the day at a spa.(my personal favorite)

- pick up the phone and call them!  Even if you are miles apart, hearing your good friend’s voice can ground you and will remind you just what friends are for.

Where would we be without our best girlfriends?  Knowing you have one and that you both have each other’s backs, is like having a life jacket on when you’re out for a boat ride.  It gives you a lot more confidence, and you know that if you start to fall, that life-jacket will be there to help keep you afloat.


Two years ago I was back in Houston for my niece’s wedding and a reunion of my junior high school carpool.  I have known the lady on the left in the light blue for over 50 years (we met in utero-LOL-actually we met in our church nursery school)   

As we  were talking I looked around at the table of ladies and John (who was the only boy in the carpool)  and felt a little melancholy … thinking that there we were, as old as we were... and yet I still felt as if I was looking out at this table of little kids having lunch at school.  


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Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia


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This is great! A junior high carpool reunion! I need to add this to my bucket list!

Jul 31, 2012 11:43 PM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love that you keep us informed on these little holidays!  I have four friends from high school that I keep in touch with and we try to get together at least three times a year.  I will have to send them a little note today!

Aug 01, 2012 12:57 AM #14
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kathy - I would have never known today is National Girlfriends Day! I just got back from Martha's Vineyard where I spent a week with my sister who is also my best friend. I guess we celebrated a little early, lol!

Aug 01, 2012 02:20 AM #15
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another day I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT. Thanks to you, now I have this piece of knowledge to add.  Wishing you a great day. A

Aug 01, 2012 02:49 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Valerie- whoa... I didn't get my invite!!! LOL  Have loads of fun. 

Dorie- it's funny but it seems as we grow older we have many acquaintances but fewer really close friends.

Gita- sometimes we have to make the time to nurture our friendships.

Kimberly- I cannot count the number of sleepovers and slumber parties I had with my friends or how many hours we spent at the mall.

Debbie- I'd imagine you're doing some catching up!

James- there you go!  Guess you didn't spend hours at the mall like we did.

Joanna- OMG- my aunt and uncle played that every weekend.  I have about 2 sets but haven't played in years.  Have fun tonight. 

BARFF- check your email. 

Gabe- well, I'd follow her lead, if you know what's good for you!

Jeffrey- who me??   Not a chance.

Kristin- sounds like fun.  Would have loved to have had a sister. 

John (QMan)- tell me she has a sense of humor!  I think you should offer to Pay for a spa day for her and her best girl friend!!!

Steve- I have Facebook to thank for that.  And it was so much fun. 

Sharon- you are so lucky.  And I'm so glad you still keep in touch with them.

Kristine- I'm glad that you got to celebrate with her.  See.. you guys celebrate all of the time!

Aug 01, 2012 03:09 AM #17
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Afternoon Kathy, I don know who comes up with them, but you sure find them. I just heard it was national cheesecake day in July and I missed it.  Have a great day.

Aug 01, 2012 04:53 AM #18
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I have an appt with a girlfriend of mine this afternoon and didn't even know it was a "holiday" so I will be sure to wish her Happy National Girlfriend's Day!

Aug 01, 2012 04:58 AM #19
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Kathy, I had no idea! But it stands to reason there should be a day celebrating those who help us out through thick and thin! When you find out who 'they' are thank them for me... =D

Aug 01, 2012 05:11 AM #20
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Kathy, I like this day, National girlfriend day.... I am going to call a few friends from Virginia...thanks for the information.
Aug 01, 2012 05:31 AM #21
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Kathy, I had no idea there was such a day but as soon as I finish writing this I'm picking up the phone to call my best girlfriends and tell them the good news! Another reason to get together, have a beverage and share.

Aug 01, 2012 06:05 AM #22
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Aw that's such a sweet picture and such a sweet sentiment. I have a few phone calls to make! Happy Girlfriend's Day!

Aug 01, 2012 07:29 AM #23
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I didn't know there was such a day LOL. But I guess they have one for just about everything else. I'm seeing my girlfriend tomorrow. We're having lunch and she'll tell me all about going to her nephew's wedding in England.

Aug 01, 2012 09:16 AM #24
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Kathy, Our girlfriends get us through the tight spots and give us a shoulder to cry on.

Aug 01, 2012 09:21 AM #25
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kathy-Time has been very kind to you and your Junior High carpool group. That's a good looking group. Re National Girlfriends Day, wifey suggested that if I wanted to celebrate that holiday to not come back home. No sense of humor that one.

Aug 01, 2012 11:49 AM #26
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

BFF's are part of my arsenal of great emotional, moral support in those times of need; or just to blow of steam and have a blast!  Love it!  I'm celebrating girlfriend's day by reaching out to my BFF!

Aug 01, 2012 12:11 PM #27
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Aw, man, guess I missed it as the day is almost over. But you've inspired me to give a couple friends a call to get together. We just got back in town and I haven't seen them in weeks! Thanks for the info.


Aug 01, 2012 01:20 PM #28
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alexandra- I kid you not, there is some kind of special day every day of the week.

Scott- I think I missed that day but worse than that I missed some kind of chocolate day as well. 

Shannon-hope you enjoyed you time spent with your friend today!!!

Peg- I've discovered many special celebration days that have no known origin. But that's ok... we'll celebrate anyway. 

Rebecca- hope you got to contact your friends in Virginia today. 

Nancy- we all get so busy and we even forget to pick up the phone and call just to say "hello".

Patty- Happy Girlfriend's Day to you too and congrats on your Realtor Feature. 

Janice- now that sounds like fun.  I love having lunch with my friends.

Debbie- It's nice to know that you have that one person you can call. 

Wayne- I'm still laughing!!! How funny is your wife.

Jennifer- I'm so glad you have BFF's you can have fun with and turn to as well.

Gretchen- two of my good girlfriends aren't in the same state so that makes it hard. 

Aug 01, 2012 01:35 PM #29
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

It is never too late to celebrate I always say.  Here's to you, girlfriend!

Aug 02, 2012 06:43 AM #30
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'll start planning now for next year.  I love my girlfriends and I have GOT to have a get together with them really soon.

Aug 02, 2012 08:10 AM #31
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Suzanne- it's never too late!! and Here's to you as well!  Cheers!

Tammy- even meeting for breakfast is fun.  Just having some time to catch up. 

Aug 02, 2012 12:35 PM #32
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