Wednesday, 23 April 2014

An Ode To Best Friends

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
- Henry Ford

We all need friends to get on with life. So, if you are among the fortunate few who have been blessed with a special friend, hold on to that person and do not let them go. Love your best friend more than you love a lazy Sunday morning with breakfast in bed. Love them the way you love yourself and even more than your current romantic interest.

Love your best friend because they know everything about you and love you nonetheless. They know when you've had a lousy day judging by just your monosyllabic responses to text messages and they know how to put you in a better mood. They know what you really mean when you say "I'm fine" and they have their ways of actually getting the truth out of you. Love your best friend because they know all your secrets. They know the number of beats your heart is skipping despite your so-called successful attempt at maintaining a straight face and calm demeanor.

Love your best friend because without them, you probably wouldn't be the person you are. Life has its knack of giving you bad times mixed with the good and you and your best friend would have been through a lot together. Your best friend cheered louder than you when you got your first job. Every time your heart broke, they were there to glue the shattered pieces back together.

Love your best friend even when you are mad at them. Love them even if you want to hate them for cancelling plans last minute or for not spending enough time with you. Instead of cheering you up, even if they made you more miserable, love them anyway for you cannot imagine your life without them. After all, they are also human and they can be allowed to make some mistakes. And if they are your best friend, they will obviously fix their goof-up later.

It's not enough to just love them. You must tell them that you love them! Even when the two of you have had a fight, tell them you love them so that they know the extent to which they are valued in your life. It isn't easy but sometimes the relationship is more important than what's right and wrong. Love them even if they never say it back to you. Expression is not always their strongest cup of tea.

Thank your best friend. Thank them for tolerating you despite your extreme mood-swings. Thank them for bearing with you when you've been exceptionally quiet and distracted. Thank them for supporting you and abiding by your rules even when you have been unreasonable. Thank them for being themselves around you and thank them for believing in the best of you. It is because of them that you have learnt so much about  yourself. Thank them not just for being there for you but for also loving you just as much.

19 comments:

  1. Hi!
    U have expressed each and every aspect of friendship in this blog. U mentioned all the beautiful reasons that why we love our best friends and we even need to love them when the dont agree with us on some point or we dont talk because of misunderstandings. I believe in - If u have crazy friends u have everything. Friends which laugh with you, cry in my difficult times, change my mood, bring happiness and a smile on my face. Friends are truly the most integral part of ones life.
    Just love this blog.. <3

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    1. Thank You! Having friends is wonderful but you must also choose them wisely - finding a good friend is not an easy task and when you find that person, do not let them go :-)

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    2. Yes..Thats true..Bt u will know that finding a good friends is a difficult task.!! I had some of my friends who were quite wonderful in front of me and when I am not around they back-bitched to my other friends..Luckily my BFF told me this.. I have many friends..but only few are there who cope up to my Bff list..!! :D

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    3. Good things are always hard to find ;)

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  2. You have a lovely blog, and this is such a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing and greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  3. yess the purest for os relation is FRIENDSHIP because we choose who we want to be with .. and having a best friend who is so good .. BLISSSS ..


    Bikram

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  4. Awesome post and a wonderful blog. great work dear....:) wanna follow u on Facebook too.. how can i?

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    1. Thank you - https://www.facebook.com/divyasrivastava1989 is my Facebook profile URL!

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  5. Yes, I am going to do just that. Friends truly are a blessing - thanks for the reminder :-)

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    1. Welcome :-) Cherish your friendships, always!

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  6. Life would be meaningless without friends ... beautiful post :-)

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  7. I was just missing you and your chirpy voice. My life would be more or less devoid of meaning with you in it. Let me put it this way, I wouldn't be where I am, personally or professionally, if it weren't for you. You make me want to become a better person every day. I consider myself extremely fortunate for having you in my life. Very few people in my life have made me realise that it's okay to not be perfect. You have made me realise that it's okay to embrace your imperfections. It's okay to be crazy. You also made me realise that I'm not the only one, you're just as crazy as I am. I guess it takes two of a kind to find each other like this.

    Love,
    Sanika

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    1. Wow! :-) :-) This is the first thing I read in the morning as soon as I got out of bed - thank you! Not just for this wonderful start of the day but also for all the lovely things you wrote - I am equally glad to have you in my life!

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