Elbert Hubbard said it most brilliantly when he claimed, “A friend is a person who knows all about you – and still likes you.” Funny enough, that’s the thing with friends. Once you get to know someone a little bit better, you open up your world to them, and they do the same. Soon enough, you become good friends, maybe even best friends.
The best thing about revealing your inner thoughts to friends, though, is that they know all of your flaws, worries, fears, and annoying habits, but still like you enough to sit with you and talk about the same problem over and over. They like you enough to do favors, carry your suitcases and boxes up three flights of stairs, and let you crash on their floor when you want company. But these good deeds must be returned. After all, just because a friend knows all about you and still likes you doesn’t mean you can pack up at the end of the day and go home without being a good friend back to them.
For some people, it is quantity of friends over quality, or someone could have few friends, but those few are really, really great friends. The kind of friends who will sit up all night with you and Ben and Jerry watching romantic comedies or will laugh with you about something silly until your stomachs hurt. Sometimes things in life aren’t always about the numbers. It is nice to know that there are people you can depend on for different things. I think every friendship has their tests, and if you can pass them, you’ll come out stronger in the end.
Oftentimes, friendships just weren’t meant to last. Or they were only supposed to last a couple of weeks or months or years. Friends come and go but they still leave their mark and make an impression on us, whether it is lasting or not. A person you meet for one day might remain in your memory for the rest of your life. On the other hand, someone you knew for years growing up might fade and become such a distant memory that you can’t even remember his or her name or face.
Friends come and go, but those that really mean something to us are worth fighting for. It takes two to tango, and the steps along the way can be tricky, but the dance is so much more fun when you have your best friend at your side.