“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never ever the same” (Unknown).
What is a “best friend”? Almost everyone has one, and almost everyone is one. There’s something about a best friend that cannot be duplicated. Everyone has their own definition of what their own best friend is like and what an impact he or she has made in their life. In this essay I would like to take a better look at some of the simple things that we might take for granted when we think of our best friends.
A best friend is a title held for the few and privileged. The term cannot be thrown around loosely. Not just anyone can be called your best friend. A best friend has to first meet several qualifications and have many outstanding characteristics to have the honor of holding such a prestigious title. Being a best friend is more than someone that you’ve seen everyday and grown up with. A best friend can be someone with whom you’ve known since childhood but can also be someone that you’ve just met, and similar to “love at first sight,” you just click with. The true definition of a best friend is someone that knows you inside out and would go to th
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She probably knows you better than anyone you can think of, definitely better than your parents, and sometimes better than you know yourself.
For best friends there is a feeling, and an emotion for every event shared together: a feeling of love, and a feeling of hate; a feeling of happiness and a feeling of remorse; a feeling of laughter, and a feeling of tears. She has seen you at your worst, and helped you be your best. Best friends always talk about the future in terms of “we,” knowing that they will be best friends for life.
Best friends always have inside jokes that seem stupid to everyone else but get you rolling on the floor every time you mention them. A best friend will always tell you that you look good, even on your worst days. A best friend is someone with whom you’ve shared your most intimate secrets with, and laughed the loudest. You’ve already made plans to name one of your children after her, in hopes that one of them is a girl. And although best friends may grow apart and not talk to each other as much, it is safe to say that true best friends are the ones you have for life. A best friend always understands you, or at least pretends to, and she is always willing to listen to your opinions and never criticizes them, even if they are a little weird. Best friends have a secret language with special codes that no one would ever be able to crack. She went with you and held your hand when you got your belly button pierced and she was there with you when you mom threatened to rip it out. She comes to family functions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter and makes fun of your strange great-aunts with you. When best friends go through these emotions together, they learn and grow from them and become closer than ever before.