Let’s take a GIIIIIIIIIIRLS TRIP!!!!! Okay, not really, but if you haven’t seen the much-raved-about chick flick you are missing out!
It is simply HILARIOUS! I'm talking side hurting, gasping for air, trying-to-gain-your-composure-for-the-sake-of-the-stranger-next-to-you kind of funny. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish play college besties who’ve lost touch over the years. The “Flossy Posse” decides to travel to New Orleans together to reconnect.
Man – this movie sends you down memory lane! I found myself texting my girls during the film, and missing the good ole days. By the time the credits rolled, we were ready to plan our own friend-cation!
Here’s the thing: this isn’t just your average girls’ night out kinda movie. Yes, it is pure COMEDY, but it's also filled with life lessons every woman should consider:
~ Always make time for your girls. There is no doubt life gets busy and complicated, but we need those moments of retreat to pamper ourselves, have girl talk and celebrate one another.
~ Don’t lose yourself. Sometimes, we immerse ourselves in the juggle of family, relationships and career that we lose sight of who we are as individuals. If you’re lucky, your friends will be there as a constant reminder to nurture the core of who you are.
~ There is beauty in transparency. In genuine friendship, there is no need to hide. Don’t be afraid of being open and honest about your fears, failures, imperfections and insecurities. FACT: We won’t always have it together!! And, that’s okay. Nine times out of 10, your girls can relate to the struggle, lend a listening ear or offer a helping hand. God gave us friends for this very reason!
~ Have faith in the journey. Life has a way of giving us just what we need when we need it. Even in the midst of a seemingly negative circumstance, know that there will always be something greater for you in the end…and often times it’s more than we anticipate.
~ Every girl needs a crazy a** friend. I’M JUST SAYING!! Lol. We all need a Dina! You know... that one crazy friend who will have your back no matter what and go OFF on anyone who does you wrong. That, my friends, is what you call LOYALTY.
~ Encourage yourself! Let’s admit it, life can be full of disappointments and throw us some crazy curve balls, but sometimes positive self-affirmations are the one thing that can help get us back on track. Say it with me, “I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful.”
Girls Trip is an entertaining depiction of the power and pleasures of sisterhood and life-long friendships! So, if you haven't seen the film, grab your girlfriends or any woman in your life and, let’s make this movie #1!