Climbing a mountain together is no big deal at all, right? Well, Jewish actresses Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow are basically the epitome of awesome female friendship right now, because that’s exactly what they did along with Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie.
Barrymore posted a photo of the BFFs on her Instagram on Saturday, along with a super sweet caption about female friends (girl power FTW!):
“#peopleilove hold onto those you love and climb a mountain together. The women in my life are doers. That can be anything from life, work and physical capability. Zest if you will. I follow my friends. And when I am most in need, I hold on tighter. But it is when they need me… I know I have done something right. To earn their trust. Love your friends. Share kindness. Hold onto moments and most of all… MAKE MORE PLANS!!!!!!!!!”
What I love about this seemingly simple post is the fact that it’s a celebration of friendship. Friendship, especially female friendship, is a deeply beautiful part of life that we should all remember to value sometimes. We can do this by writing a thank you email (or note if you’re one of the few letter-writers like myself), sending a text, making a phone call–or even posting an Instagram photo.
No matter if it’s a happy or sad time, remembering to say thanks, to call out the good, is something we often overlook. But it’s these types of call outs that can bring a smile to someone’s face–and the celebration of female friendship is never stressed enough in the media. As a society, we often place so much emphasis on romantic connections that platonic ones, whether male or female, often go by the wayside. I’m tired of this, because this disregard for platonic love implies that it’s not as valuable or meaningful, which is completely untrue.