“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.”-Muhammad Ali
True friendship is hard to find and maintain – that’s a fact no-one can deny. So it’s not a surprise why our friends change throughout the different stages of our lives.
But usually, we have only one or maybe two (if we are lucky) people we know who we can proudly call best friends.
They are our soul mates and bestest of friends. And not only because they are always by our side and understand us even better than we do.
They are the people with who we can always be ourselves and feel happy about it. They will never judge us or make us feel bad about our actions or words.
And the best of all is that very often they are people with who we feel free to do things we probably won’t do with someone else who is not as close.
Here are seven of them.
1. You can tell your best friend what you think. Always.
You have no problem telling your bestie the truth because you know they will never feel hurt or offended for being honest with them. Although reality could be painful, sometimes your soul mate realizes that you are 100% honest because you love them. And they expect you to treat them the same way too.
2. Your home is their home
Whenever you go to their place, you feel at home. And the same goes for him or her also. You feel comfortable walking into your friend’s place as if it’s your own. You know their parents and brother and sisters, and they know you very well too. You are more like a member of their family than like a friend.
3. You share your belongings and your secrets with them
Sharing your stuff with your bestie and borrowing theirs even without asking is a sign of very close and strong friendship. But sharing your secrets with them and being sure they won’t ever tell them to anyone else is what a true friendship that could last forever is all about.
4. You know their true self. And you still love them.
My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of. Jodie Foster
I couldn’t have said it better! Your best friend is the person who loves you for who you are. He or she has seen the ugliest, worst parts of your character but has never even thought of leaving you. And you feel the same way about them.
5. You can call them for help at any time
Eating pizza and drinking coke on a Friday night at home with someone you consider your best friend is cool but calling this person in the middle of the night asking them for help is what actually could prove whether or not your person is one. So, if you are lucky enough to have someone who would get up during the night and come to save your a..s – never let that person go! They are so rare to find nowadays.
6. They never get tired of your stupid questions
A best friend is honest and ready to help with all your serious issues. Yet they are also the ones who never get bored listening to your daily drama and answering to questions such as “Do you think I should call him?” or “Have I gained weight last month ?”
7. You call each other names
Calling someone with a special name or nickname shows that you think this person is extremely close to you. Even if the nickname is not a nice one, it doesn’t mean you don’t like, or you envy him or her. It’s actually just the opposite. You know this person so well that you are sure he or she will take that nickname as an innocent joke and won’t get offended.
There are many more things that only best friends would do, but these are undoubtedly some of the most important ones.
So if you have such a good friend with who you can do all this stuff, you are truly blessed and you need to do all that you can to preserve your friendship. Because as someone once said:
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” – Unknown