Great girlfriends enrich our lives in countless ways. Besides the seemingly obvious uplifting influence they have on our lives, they provide true health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, spending time with friends can not only boost our mood but also our self-confidence. It can reduce stress levels and inspire more healthy life choices. Friends offer a different perspective and, sometimes, much-needed tough love that keeps us accountable. See how these local ladies value time with their girlfriends!