I love this quote by Diane von Furstenberg.  Life is so much easier with friends that is for certain.  It makes life a lot more fun and interesting. However, when you come to rely on yourself as your own best friend, life is more secure and that is the best kind of life.  When a woman relies on herself as her own best friend, she has a true friendship.  That certainly makes life much easier to have a true friend upon which you can always rely.

What is a friend?  A friend is defined as a person with whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.  However, friendship goes much deeper than  that.  A friend knows your secrets, has been through your life experiences, laughs at your jokes, has a shoulder to cry on, and so much more.  Friends are an invaluable part of life.

When you become your own best friend, as Diane von Furstenberg suggests, then you will never be without these qualities that you have in a friend.  How do you find a friend within yourself?  Start relying on yourself more.  Have confidence in your decisions.  Enjoy your life experiences good or bad.  Laugh at yourself.  Be good to yourself.  Take care of yourself.  With these steps you will become a better friend to yourself and, eventually, a best friend.  And then, life will become easier.

I love the above quote because it urges us to become self-reliant.  Reliance on anything outside of oneself can be de-motivating.  However, reliance on oneself can be liberating.  Actually it is quite liberating!  This does not mean that you should not have friends, family, husbands, children or anyone else in your life, it just means that you should not rely on them exclusively for support.  The more independent you are, the stronger you are.  The stronger you are, the better person you will be for all those people in your life.