Everybody knows that our friends are the family we choose.
A true friend is someone who loves you unconditionally, supports your dreams, and encourages you to fight for what you believe in. Even though best friends may argue, disagree, and anger one another, they have a bond that is irreplaceable. When you have a trustworthy, genuine, and loyal friend, you know that they will be by your side no matter what. More importantly, you know that you will be there for them too. You know that if they were in trouble, you would drop everything for them – even if all they needed was a shoulder to cry on.
There are 4 types of friends that everybody needs.
1. The one who listens
Sometimes, we do not need somebody to tell us how to solve our problems. We do not seek help or solutions, we seek understanding and acceptance. For this reason, everybody needs a friend who will offer nothing more than just their time and patience. We all need someone who will gladly listen to anything and everything we need to say without offering unsolicited advice.
2. The one you can trust
For a friendship (and any other relationship) to work, trust is key. Everybody deserves to have an honest friend they can trust. You need a person who you know that you can rely on; that is, someone who will not only guard your secrets but also tell you harsh truths when you need to hear them. Even though your honest friend may be blunt and harsh, they love you most.
3. The one who knows how to have fun
When you’re feeling down and you do not want to talk about your problems, you need to be able to pick up the phone and call ‘the fun one’. This is the friend who always makes you laugh, knows how to party, and is up to date on the latest events and venues. Their positive energy is contagious as every time you meet up, you feel happier and calmer.
4. The one who dreams
Do you have someone who believes that anything is possible? If not, go find them. Being around dreamers can not only boost your mood but it also has the power to inspire and motivate you. Dreamers are positive and creative people who make you believe that the world is full of kindness and love.
If you have these 4 people in your life, reach out and let them know how much you appreciate them. If not, be patient and keep looking!