We can be blessed and have many friends, through work, school, social activities or social media, but it is most important to have a friend that is always there for you. Not all your friends will be there when your need them, many of them will most likely be acquaintances. Having a best friend is different to your 500 friends you have on Facebook. A best friend not only understands you, but is also there when you need them most. Below are a few qualities a best friend should have and why they are so important in your life.
Loyalty, Trust and Comfort These qualities all intertwine with each other. Your best friend should be someone that is loyal, trustworthy and comforting. They are someone you can trust with all your secrets and personal information that you do not want to share with the rest of the world. Most importantly, they can keep a secret and comfort you when necessary.
Fresh Perspective & Honest Opinions Your best friend will always tell you how it is. They won’t lie to you to make you feel good. Instead, they will give you their honest opinion to help you put your best foot forward. They are the ones that will tell you that you have food between your teeth when no one else will.
Unconditional Love Your best friend should also be someone that you love with all your heart unconditionally. You have a great bond and you understand each other even when no words are exchanged.
Boost Your Self Esteem & Confidence They always want you to succeed and be the best you possibly can. They should always give you confidence and boost your self-esteem. Most importantly, they will pick you up when you are down.
It is also important that you encompass the same values. Having a best friend not only means they need to be there for you, but you need to be there for them. Having a best friend should never feel like a chore, your willingness to give as much as you can should come natural. Everyone should have at least one best friend to help them in their journey through life.