We all know how important friends are. There are friends we go for coffee with, friends we shop with. and friends we head to the gym with. But despite having a pal for every occasion, having a best friend is a huge bonus in life.
In case you need some reminding today, here are just a few reasons why you're a lucky duck to have your BFF.
A Good Friend Helps You Feel Less Lonely
Although there are billions of people on the planet, sometimes you can feel overwhelmed with loneliness. A good friend reflects life back to you and with all the things you have in common, being alone doesn’t feel as lonely.
A Good Friend Improves Your Self-Confidence And Self-Esteem
Your number one fan is your best friend. They will tell you how great they think you are without holding back. They are able to point out your good points and help you feel better about yourself by boosting your confidence level. The friendship validates your existence and that alone is a self-esteem booster.
You Have Someone To Laugh At
If you slip on a banana peel like some cliché cartoon character, a friend will help you back up. A best friend, however, will get in a good 10 seconds of laughter in before helping. It goes both ways, and it's totally OK, because having the title of "best friend" means you're allowed to laugh at each other.
A Good Friend Helps You Cope With Bad Times
Whether you are going through a divorce, job loss, health issues or trying to cope with a death, a good friend will be there for you during the bad times too. Even if they are just a shoulder to cry on, you can depend on their support through the tough times.
A Good Friend Is Always On Your Side
A good friend doesn’t have to agree with you on every issue, but they will stand with you through thick and thin, good times and bad, happy moments and the most sad or depressing moments in your life. Whether they think you are right or wrong, they still stand beside you.