We often take our friends for granted, forgetting to thank them for everything they've done for us. That doesn't mean we don't appreciate them. We're just so used to having our friends around that we don't really think about how much they really mean to us. And although they know that we love them just like they love us, it won't hurt to say thank you every now and then. Here are seven things you should thank your best friend for.
Being completely honest with you. Your best friend is the only person who will always tell you the truth. That's why you trust them – and real friendship is always built on trust. Even if your friend is brutally honest with you and tells you things you don't really want to hear, the fact that it is your best friend telling your these things makes the truth a little more bearable.
Always listening to you. Your best friend is the person who will always listen to you rant, gush and complain, they are your shoulder to cry on. Whether you have good news or bad news, your best friend will be one of the first people to hear it.
Putting up with your quirks. Everyone has their quirks. Your best friend has been putting up with yours for ages and they still love you! Maybe because they are a weirdo just like you. We become friends with people because we have something in common, but we remain friends with them despite all our differences.
Stopping you from doing stupid things. How often has your friend stop you from calling your ex when you're drunk, hooking up with a creepy guy at a frat party, embarrassing yourself in front of your crush, or doing something equally stupid (and sometimes even dangerous and/or illegal)? We're sure it is impossible to count. Of course, you've done it for them as well, but saying thank you is still a nice thing to do.
Being there for you. Being friends is more than hanging out together and having fun. Best friends always support each other in tough situations because that's what friends are for. You can't thank your best friend enough for helping you go through a nasty break-up, bringing you chicken noodle soup when you're sick and making you smile when you're having a really bad day.
Always believing in you. Being supportive friends is more than helping each other go through rough patches. Your friend is the person who helps you get out of your comfort zone and encourage you to try new things and meet you people. They always believe that you will achieve your goals and are genuinely happy for you when you accomplish something, however insignificant this accomplishment might seem to the rest of the world.
Simply being them. Despite all the good things your friend does for you, you don't love them for the things they do, you love them for who they are. You may have fights, you may lose touch for weeks and even months because you live in different cities and have crazy lives, but at the end of the day you still love your friend to bits just because you have them in your life. And that's the most amazing thing about true friendship.
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