You spend every minute of the day with them and can literally tell them anything. You laugh together, dream together and make memories together. In fact, you’re so close, you’re virtually joined at the hip. That’s why you can so easily call them your best friends.
Then, all of a sudden, things change. People change. And the people you thought were your best friends, and expected to see standing right beside you, aren’t there anymore. And that’s usually right when you need them the most.
Because this little thing called ‘life’ seems to get in the way. People start becoming interested in relationships and parties and, suddenly, the people that mattered most to them fade away and get pushed to the back of their mind. Or things get a little difficult and it’s easier to run away from conflict, than to stay and make things stronger.
And, slowly, you begin to realise the true meaning of the word ‘friendship’. You begin to see who stands by your side through the good times and the bad and is there when you really need them.
Because, throughout our lives, we meet so many different people; most of whom are only temporary. They exist for maybe a chapter or two, but then slowly fade out of our story. Yet, they always teach us something; whether that’s an important life lesson, or something about ourselves that we never really knew before. But, some people will stay a part of our lives forever. No matter what happens, or how hard things get, they’ll always be there and care for you.
And those are the friends we should surround ourselves with and be eternally grateful for. Because, as you get older, you realise that it’s not about how many friends you have, but rather how much you mean to each other. And if you can count your true friends on one hand, then you really are incredibly lucky.
– – “It’s not about who you’ve known the longest, but who came and never left your side”