Everything I need to know in life I learned from my best friend. No, I didn’t meet her in kindergarten, but we’ve known each other a very long time; I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without her.
Even on a slow day, I’m pretty energetic-- but whenever I see my friend, I suddenly feel as if I’ve been half-asleep since the last time I was in her presence.
When we’re in each other’s company we’re paying attention to details: everything is funnier and more interesting as well as worthy of discussion and comment.
We can count on each other for all the important stuff, whether we’re facing the easiest times or the toughest times.
For example, I can call her at 10 p.m. in tears and know she’ll stay up as long as it takes to get me calmed down. She won’t mutter, “Do you know what time it is?” or “Do you realize have to get up for an important meeting in the morning?” or “Can we talk about this another time? My show is just about to come on.”
Having your good friend’s phone number memorized or on speed-dial is the emotional version of having 911 pre-programmed: you know immediately where to turn when real trouble happens. Thank heaven I haven’t had to make one of those calls in a while (knock wood) but I certainly have in the past. During those long nights it’s crucial to know someone who cares about you will listen.
Not only will they listen: they’ll listen without judging you. They’ll listen and offer comfort without ever saying, “I told you so” or “I knew this would happen.” In other words, they never sound like scolding parents.
In many ways, best friends say what you wish your parents might have said to you. After all, friends are part of the family you create instead of the family you’re born into—and they can understand many aspects of your life that your own family members cannot or will not accept.
I expect a great deal from my truly good friends—don’t you? Don’t you expect your friends to see straight through you--to look beyond the window dressing, or even the blackout curtains, to see what’s really inside? Don’t you expect your best friends to know not only how you like the furniture in the “public rooms” of your life arranged, but also to know what you keep the “junk drawers” of your life?
My friend, even though she would deny it, is smarter, funnier, braver, and more beautiful than she knows.
It’s also obvious, as soon as you meet us, that is she is much kinder, more generous, and more giving than I could ever be (even on a major holiday). There’s nobody in the world with her particular talents and strengths. Yet, like many extraordinary people, she shrugs off her magic as if it’s nothing special.
As a friend, however, I take her gift very seriously and celebrate it. I can lend her self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment as easily as I could lend her a safety-pin. That’s what friends do, right? When she needs to hear about the importance of what she does and who she is, I’m grateful to act as a cheering chorus. When I feel as if I’m wasting time, wasting space and spinning my wheels, she reminds me why putting words on paper, or getting up in front of a group to speak, matters.
A good friend lets you know that you’re not playing to an empty house. Even if she lives hundreds or thousands of miles away—of even if she’s no longer in your life—she’s cheering so loudly and with such affection that you can hear her voice in your heart.
Through our best friends, we are rescued, repaired, and rejuvenated. May we always be able to rely on them and may we never take them for granted.
In my life, what matters most to me is my friends and family. Just think, “Where would I be if I had no friends and family.” These people are the most important human beings I know of on Earth. They always get me through rough times when I am down and they are always very understanding of what I am going through. They are my living diary and I can tell them almost anything that is on my mind or something that bothers me.
My family matters so much to me in my life. I always ask myself, “What would I do without them.” The truth is, I really don’t know what I would do without them. Life is already as difficult as climbing to the top of Mount Everest. To have my family every step of the way is so reassuring. I can talk to them about my problems and what I am having trouble with. They will try their best to help me and that is all that I ask for. Yeah, sometimes they can be annoying, but still I know they love me and all they are trying to do is help. My family matters to me because they give me a sense of love, joy, and laughter during rough times. I share a great bond with family and that is probably the most important aspect in life.
My friends are my second family. I can rely on them even if the world depended on it. That’s how much trust I have in them. If I cannot come to my real family for some reason, I always go to my friends to seek a little guidance. My friends is what keeps me going in life. They always seem to give me that little spark. My friends are my cure for all my sadness, loneliness, or anger that I have upon me and I know for a fact that no medicine can alleviate that pain. They give me a great sense of joy, laughter, and competition. Whether it is playing sports with them or hanging out in the movies together I always know I can have fun. They are my outlet to release all of my energy. My friends are one of the few things that matters most to me in my life.
From my perspective, living the dream life is having family and lifelong friends that will support you throughout the whole walk of life. It’s not just having a great deal of money that will buy you everything in life. Yeah, being rich would be cool, but that is an added bonus in life that comes through hard work and determination. If you think that money is the most important thing that matters in life, your wrong and that just means you’re just a self-centered person. What really matters in life is your friends and family that love you. Love and happiness are the greatest things on Earth and that’s what really should matter to you.