Today is the International Day of the Girl, created by the United Nations General Assembly last year to promote awareness of the unique challenges young girls face in societies across the globe. The term “girl,” as used in the U.N. proclamation, refers to young women under the age of 18.
The readers of my blog come from every decade of life, which allows women to share with their peers but also to benefit from the experience of those who are younger and older. Adults on the blog have always been generous in offering their own life lessons to the younger readers who write about their friendship dilemmas and problems.
On this day especially, it would be nice to share with young women (perhaps, some of them our daughters and nieces) some of the lessons we women of a certain age have learned about friendship. I’ll start with three life lessons and hope that other readers will have a moment to reflect and add their own: