We all have friends. In school we had friends we played tag with, other friends we shared are secrets with, other friends we got in trouble with, and other friends that stayed over your house, so much they became family. As I grow older, I am noticing a significant difference in the friends I have now, as an adult, than I did as a child, or even a young-adult. I now can say, I understand the true value of friendships. In fact, I honestly do not know what I would do without my girl-talk time with my true friends. My friends are awesome.
These are the friends I can call in the middle of the night and cry too.
These are the friends would get up in the middle of the night to pick you up because your car broke down.
These are the type of friends that know you cannot afford to hang out, but because they enjoy your company so much they treat you.
These are the type of friends who can see you act like a psychotic ______ and still love you.
These are the type of friends that will provide you with guidance when they see you going in the wrong direction and they never say “I told you so”, if you do make a mistake.
These are the friends who do not let other people talk bad about you and will set someone straight if they do.
These are the friends who can see your ex with someone else and confirm that you look better than their new girlfriend.
These are the friends who do not pretend to be someone, who they are not, but let you see them at vulnerable moments.
These are the friends who will hold your hair back when you are throwing-up from being too drunk.
These are the friends who can hang around your crazy family with no judgment.
These are the friends who will take 50 selfies with you until you get the right one.
These are the friends who you can have a disagreement with and go to the mall with five minutes later, with no animosity.
These are friends who can laugh with you and at you because sometimes you are just silly.
I have come to learn that many things come and go in life. That a true friend is not based upon how long you have known a person or how frequently you talk to a person. Instead, a true friend accepts you for who you are regardless of the situation.
They do not stop being your friend because they had some major life-changing event. They do not stop being your friend because they got married and you are still single. They do not stop being your friend because they have children and you do not. They do not stop being your friend because you no longer can do favors for them. They do not stop being your friend because you move away. They do not stop being your friend because you have different political views or opinions than them. They do not judge your past but see the greatness of your future. They recognize that you are a unique individual and they simply enjoy spending time with you.
These types of friends are hard to come by and are very rare. They are true diamonds. So when you have a friend like this make sure you let them know that they are special to you. Also, make sure you are the type of person you would want to be friends with.
This post is dedicated to all my true friends. You know who you are and I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your friendship. Our girl-talk times have brought me through many difficult times. So thank you!