The Importance of Best Friends

Today marks National Best Friends Day in the United States. I believe this day should be a worldwide day.

I have been blessed to have a wonderful best friend for almost 30 years.

Best friends don’t care if your house is in disarray or that your family is “special”. A best friend knows your past, takes your present and believe in your future. She/he loves you for who you are.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia

friends-687165_1920Having a best friend is essential as far as I’m concerned. There is an important study that says that having strong relationships is essential to happiness.

This special connection is what will take you through dark times. Best friends have seen us at our best and worst, and they love us either way. This means that you have at least one person in the world with whom you can be yourself without being worried of ruffling feathers.

Whether your best friend is around the corner or in another time zone, just knowing she is there provides comfort. You know that there is a person in this world that are thinking of you and is available if and when you need to talk.

My best friend passed the majority of the last few years travelling all over the world working on cruise ships. I’m really happy she’s sticking around this year, but it doesn’t matter how far or close we are, we are always there for each other.

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

Having a best friend help me when challenges seemed too numerous and too great. It had a friend to turn to when your spirit needs a lift.

A true best friend is a gift.

Look after your friends and make sure they are okay. Sometimes, even the best of friends can go through things that are really heavy and they may not say it.


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