Yesterday was National Best Friend's Day, and I just wanted to give a shout out to my amazing friends that have been there for me through some very tough times in my life. When I look back, I honestly don't think I could've made it through without them. They've been my rocks, and I couldn't be more thankful for their love and support throughout the years. Sometimes though, we forget to thank them for all the things they do for us and all the support they give. So, for today's Friday Five, I'm sharing my five reasons as why best friends are the absolute best!
Need a glass of wine? Or a good dose of retail therapy? Your best friend is always there for you no matter what. And if you're having a bad day, you can be sure they're bringing the Ben and Jerry's. That's a win in my book.
They know you better than you know yourself
My best friend knows what I need before I even need it. She's always there to remind me when I need to take a break or when I need to push through and get something done. When she gives me her advice, 99% of the time I listen because I know she's right. The 1% that I don't, I look back and wish I did (#shesamazing).
they share your successes
Who do you call when you get feel good news? Usually, it’s my mom or my best friend. Whoever picks up first gets dibs on the news lol. It’s a great feeling to have someone who’s always there cheering you on, sharing in your successes, and always genuinely happy for you. Best friends don’t tear down your proudest moments or get jealous. They’re just as happy for you as you are.
They remind you you're not perfect
This one can be a hard one to swallow sometimes. You call your friend to vent about someone who really pissed you off. And she responds by saying, “Maybe you’re overreacting?” At first your reaction is “HOW DARE SHE EVEN THINK THAT?!” But, as you think about it, you realize she’s right (aka #2). You may have a reason to be mad, but you’re not perfect either. We need someone to be completely honest with us sometimes. And that, my friends, is the beauty of a best friend.
they're always there for you
Saved the best for last. No matter how cranky you get or how stubborn you can be, your best friend is always there. They've seen you at your best and your worst, and they still love you. I don't know if anything about friendship can be better than that.
Take time today to give your bestie a shout out today! Or even better, go have a girls night tonight because it's FINALLY FRIDAY!