This is a meassge I recieved, I hope you like it too:
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>I sat on the porch overlooking a beautiful mountain lake on a summer
>day, enjoying a glass of wine with my Mom. Older than me, mother of
>four, experienced and wise. "Get yourself some girlfriends," she
>advised, swirling the wine in her glass "You are going to need
>girlfriends. Go places with them, do things with them."
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>What a funny piece of advice, I thought. Hadn't I just gotten married?
>Hadn't I just joined the couple-world? I was a married woman, for
>goodness sake, not a young girl who needed girlfriends. But I listened
>to my Mom and I got back in touch with my old girlfriends of years
>long gone.
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>As the years tumbled by, one after another, gradually I came to
>understand that Mom knew what she was talking about.
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>Here is what I know about girlfriends:
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>* Girlfriends bring casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you are
>sick.
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>* Girlfriends send you cards or leave you messages just to brighten
>your day.
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>* Girlfriends keep your children and keep your secrets.
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>* Girlfriends give advice when you ask for it. Sometimes you take it,
>sometimes you don't.
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>* Girlfriends don't always tell you that you're right, but they're
>usually honest.
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>* Girlfriends still love you, even when they don't agree with your
>choices.
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>* Girlfriends laugh with you, and you don't need canned jokes to start
>the laughter.
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>* Girlfriends pull you out of jams.
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>* Girlfriends will give a party for your son or daughter when they get
>married or have a baby, in whichever order that comes!
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>* And girlfriends are there for you, in an instant and truly, when the
>hard times come.
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>* Girlfriends listen when your children break your heart.
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>* Girlfriends listen when your parent's minds and bodies fail.
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>* Girlfriends are there to comfort you when someone close passes on.
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>My girlfriends bless my life.
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>Once we were young, with no idea of the incredible joys or the
>incredible sorrows that lay ahead Nor did we know how much we would
>need each other.