It was so nice just to sit with other women who related to feelings we all shared, and understood the way we each think and talk! There was no need to be superficial or fake; but honest and open about what’s important to each of us individually or corporately. The conversation was so extensive, it would be difficult even to name which topic was covered the most! It was relaxing, rejuvenating, strengthening, uplifting and so much more.
It made me wonder why don’t we do it more often. It seems like getting together with friends we love and care about is such a difficult task! Life seems to order us around, and in all different directions. It’s really frustrating when you need that outlet that lets you express yourself honestly and openly, and the opportune times are so far in-between!!
Years ago women met on a regular basis for quilting bees in the winter, or canning days in the summer. I suspect during those times when they were working, they also shared their hearts, dreams, problems on just about any topic imaginable that women talk about!
It’s my understanding women need to talk to women, because most men like conversation short and to the point,--at least when it comes from women! They don’t want the details or the “long version” if a short detailed report will do. I know for my own husband, this is absolutely true! I admit, I am a chatter and he often tells me I talk “about nothing!”
Apparently as a women, I need the talk to lower my mental pressure! My mind runs at 100 miles an hour. After re-running the events in my day, or hearing my own voice in my head about what is bothering me or an idea I have several times, I want nothing more than to share it! But usually that is the last thing my husband wants to hear! That said, when I’m feeling like I must share and no one else around, then I reach out to my daughter!
While my daughter and I are very close, women who have no daughter, or aren’t close to their daughter, will find another women to share their thoughts with. It’s by design, not chance we do this. It’s the way the woman was created. We are nurturing and maternal. These feelings bubble over and need to be shared. While a man may not understand our need to chat about “nothing,” yet topics that are exceptionally important to us, it is right for women!
So I challenge you to thing about your relationship with other women. Do you agree with my assessment? Please share your thoughts on this topic, whether you agree or disagree!