Everyone needs a best friend, and being a best friend to someone makes you a better person in return. Without them, many of us would be missing out on our full potential and with them, we are able to live a more fulfilling life.
Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are childhood friends that we have known for as long as we can remember, some are new entering, our lives by surprise. There is no textbook type of best friend, they can be a lot like you or completely opposite, they could be a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a roommate, you name it. They enrich our lives in so many ways and having them makes life a little easier.
Thank you friends we need you!
1. They bring you back to earth
Are you in need of a serious reality check? Call your best friend. There are lots of different types of friends in our lives, but our best friend is the person who is going to shake you out of your stupidity, delusion or confusion and bring you back to the real world.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, we can spiral into a negative hole, or fill our minds with self-doubt or fear. Best friends are the people who build you up and remind you of who you are and the reality in which you live. Thanks, friends!
2. They are your shoulder to lean on
This one is pretty obvious, who is the first person you call when something terrible happens? Breakups, lost jobs, a death in the family? All kinds of terrible life changing events are made easier by a trusty best friend. They offer you a shoulder to cry on, a shoulder to lean against and ask nothing in return. Their only wish is to see you happy and they will do anything to get you there.
3. They always have your back
We all make mistakes, but a best friend is the person who will see you through your mistakes and say “you’re an idiot, but I still love you”. Best friends are the people who will fight for you tooth and nail even if you are wrong, come to your aid when you messed things up or be your top warrior when someone else is against you.
4. They make life fun
Life wouldn’t be the same without someone to laugh at the simple things with. Inside jokes, fun adventures, you name it. Having a best friend in your life can make even the most boring of situations fun. They get your sense of humour and you get theirs, there is no need to explain why something is funny because they usually understand. Making light of serious situations is one of the best things about having a best friend in your life, helping lighten the mood of life.
5. They share your memories
New and old friends alike are right there by your side experiencing life with you. They have gone through the good times, the bad times and the completely normal times with you, and because of that, you have someone to share your memories with. If nothing else, best friends can help us feel a little less alone in a big busy world. Remembering things like your first car and how it broke down on the way to your first day of work, how your ex-boyfriend used to smell like cheese. You know weird things like that.
6. They help you be your best you
Best friends help push you, they guide you and support you. As a result, they help mold you into the best person you can be without even trying. Accepting who you are and loving that person. It is important to have confidence in yourself and best friends help get us there, holding us up and pushing us forward.
7. They know you better than anyone sometimes even yourself
Acting as a mirror, best friends often know us better than we know ourselves. It can be a blessing and a curse. They know how we feel and will react in many situations. Although as people we are always changing it is nice to not have to explain to someone why we did something or how we feel sometimes.
8. They are your therapist
Letting you talk for hours and hours, asking you the hard questions about yourself or your feelings. Best friends shine a light on the things that we sometimes avoid or wish were not there. helping and sometimes making us deal with them. With best friends, closure is possible, growth and a deeper understanding of who we are available. And if you just want to vent, they are there for that too.
Share this article with your best friend to celebrate National Best Friends Day!