Friendship takes on different forms.  There are good friends, close friends, acquaintances, and perhaps the rare best friend.  We all need some form of friend in our life.  If you are lucky enough to come across that best friend once or twice in your life, cherish it, nurture it.  A true best friendship doesn’t always last.

A best friend is that person to whom you can tell anything, and you do.  You call them at any hour of the day or night.  You know they are there for you in an instant, and you for them.  You know each other’s quirks, and love each other anyway.  You look past insecurities and flaws.  You know what they will say before they say it.  You can finish their sentences.  You pick the other person up when life knocks them down.  You share in their joyful moments that come their way.

Be careful, however, to not take that person for granted.  Make sure they always feel special and loved.  Go out of your way to do for them.  Think of them before thinking of yourself, or the relationship may not last.  Some friends are more fragile than others, and we need to recognize that.  Friends should be treated with care, for they will not always be there.  I know that as a best friend we figure they will always be there, that you could never separate.  Though sadly sometimes, somehow, it happens, this best friendship doesn’t last.   So, cherish it, take good care of it.   Friendships so special don’t come around too often in our lives.

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