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♥Best Friends--It's a Promise, Not a Label♥
To have a best friend is truly a remarkable thing. But what exactly is a best friend? Almost everybody has one and almost everyone is one. A best friend can be defined in so many different ways. Everyone has their own little definition of what their best friend is like and what an impact they have made in their life. To me, a best friend is a title held for the few and privileged, a term that should not be thrown around loosly. A best friend isn't just someone you grew up with and saw everyday, it's someone who knows you inside and out and will always stand by you no matter what.
When you're best friends, it doesn't matter if you fight or have stupid little arguments. What good is a best friend if you never get to scream "I hate you!" so you can make up seconds later and laugh at each other? As long as there are no lies, you're good! Because lets face it, you can't be true friends if there is no trust. Trust is a HUGE factor in any type of relationship. As my best friend once put it, "what seperates liking someone to loving them is one simple thing... TRUST. So if you have my love don't lose it and if you have my trust don't abuse it."
In life you will meet people who will claim to be your "friends," but only a few of them will be your true friends. It's never an easy thing, trying to figure out who is truly a friend and who is not. I think about it like this...A true friend is someone who you're not embarrassed to cry in front...Someone you can tell your deepest, darkest, secrets to and know they'll be safe...Someone who, no matter how many miles are between you, still reaches out to you to make sure they never lose you.
I am currently living about 635 miles away from my best friend Cassey, about 670 miles away from my best friend Allison, and I can't even begin to count the miles between me and one of my old best friends from high school.
They say that a true friend is someone you can go months or even years without talking to but when you finally do, it's like not a day has gone by that you haven't. I've been told to tell the people in my life how much they really mean to me before they slip away. And if they do to, "go out and get them back." Well, this may not be as easy as it sounds...Why? Because if you're like me, you're afraid to reach out of your little shell again and risk the chance of getting hurt if you lose them again...or worse...they reject you. True friendship comes along so rarely, so whatever you do, where ever you may be, keep them close to your heart.
Some of my favorite quotes about best friends
*Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.
*When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can always look beside you and you'll see your best friend.
* Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.
*A best friend is the person in your life that makes you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better.
*Best friends understand when you say forget it. Wait forever when you say just a minute. Stay when you say leave me alone. And open the door before you can even say come in.
*Be yourself because people who mind don't matter and people who matter don't mind.
*It's not about being who everyone else wants you to be. It's about being yourself and finding someone who loves every single bit of it.
*We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
*Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you're one day further from the last time you saw them, you're one day closer to the next time you will.
*Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart.
*If the days won't allow us to see each other, memories will, and if my eyes can't see you, my heart forever will.
*Long distance friendships are like wind to a fire; it puts out the small ones, but inflames the big ones.
*The days we're so crazy, people think we're high. Days we're so bored, we laughed so hard we cried. All the inside jokes and saying "remember when"...just some of the reason, we'll always be best friends.
*We're not sarcastic-we're hilarious
We're not annoying-we're just more awesome than you
We're not b*tches-we just don't like you
We're not obsessed-we're just best friends.
*Missing someone isn't about how long it's been since you've seen them last or the amount of time since you last talked. It's about the very moment you're doing something and you wish they were right there with you!