Number One. Partner-in-crime. Trusted confidante. Regardless of what you call your best friend, there’s one thing all of our gal pals have in common: they deserve to be recognized!
Galentine’s Day is nothing new, but the holiday has been gaining steam since its debut in 2010 (Leslie + Ann = friendship goals). After all, platonic friendships between women have been a social staple for years. Why not celebrate them?
So, in honor of ladies celebrating ladies, here’s a list of reasons to celebrate your gal pals this February 13.
Your gal pal knows your favorite food and passes no judgment.
We all have our vices, right? (Pass me the chips please!) Whether it’s pizza or a pint of Rocky Road, our gal pals know just what we need and where to find it – almost any time of the day. Plus they never let us get hangry.
Your gal pal has seen you at your best and your worst and embraces both.
We can’t all be on top of our game 24/7. So when we’re heartbroken, sick, or need a little confidence boost, our friends are there to comfort us.
Your gal pal thinks you’re beautiful inside and out.
True friends know that beauty reaches far beneath the surface and offer constant reminders of our kindness, authenticity, and intelligence. But they also don’t hesitate to let us know when we look good (and we’re equally grateful for that).
Your gal pal knows when to push you and when to pull you back in.
We can all use some encouragement from time to time, and our gal pals continue to be there, walking the fine line between tough love and understanding.
Your gal pal knows how to make you laugh.
Laughing so hard you cry. Guttural, I-can’t-breathe bouts of laughter. Perhaps most importantly, gal pals know how to make us smile and keep reality in check.
Our list could go on and on. After all, aren’t the reasons to celebrate as unique as our gal pals? So treat yourselves this Galentine’s Day, ladies. Cheers!