With another Monday upon us, it’s time for the third addition of my Self-Love Series and since it was national best friend day yesterday, I wanted to make today’s post all about proobably the strongest form of love in my opinion – friendship!
Friends, as they say, are the family you choose.
Today I thought I’d dedicate this weeks Self-Love post to the best friends who’ve become my sisters and brother because without them, I’d have never turned out to be the person I am today. I alsoo wanted to touch on some lessons I’ve learnt about toxic Friendships because a bad friend can have just as big of an impact on your life as a great one. As my grandfather always told me ‘it’s better to have a couple true friends than a dozen okay ones’.
Sooo without further ado, let’s get into it!
What it means to be a best friend.
A best friend is that special person you can go to for absolutely anything. They’re the first one you call up when you have an epic idea for plans, the one you can talk for hours with or are happy just laying next to saying absolutely nothing, they’re the ones that will listen all night long about that boy who made you cry (and then go beat him up the next day)…
A best friend is the person who you tumble through all the awkward phases with. You experience those learning curves together and then strut side by side confidently once you’ve come into your own together. They’re the ones you make all the best mistakes with (or they’ll fearlessly be the ones to slap you upside the head and tell you ‘I told you so’). A best friend shares with you all that they’re thinking without a filter on because they know you wont judge and neither will they.
A best friend is there to hold your hand through the worst of days and push you to do the things you tell yourself you can’t do. They’re there for life’s big moments and make it better than you thought it could ever be.
A best friend supports you – your life, your dreams, your decisions. Not only do they support it but they help you get there. They lift you up when you need it most and tell you that ‘you got this‘.
A best friend is the person who will always have your back. They’ll never let you forget who you really are.
I’ve had the pleasure of having the best friends a girl could ask for. One of my favorite video game characters said ‘I want my journey to be full of laughter‘ and you guys have given me just that <3
I can’t wait for more memories with you all.
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5 Signs of a Toxic Friendship
1: The One Who Makes You Feel Like You’re ‘Not Good Enough’
A best friend should be the person who lifts you up – not be the one to bring you down.
2: The One You Can’t Trust
If they’re the type to go out and tell the entire world a secret you just entrusted them with, what else can’t you trust them with?
3: The One Who Doesn’t Know How to Listen
A best friend should know how to listen just as much as they dish. Friendship is about give + take.
4: The One Who Takes Advantage of You
There are those friends who have your best interests at heart…and then there are the friends who only see their own agenda. You deserve someone who knows you like the back of their hand and would do anything for you.
5: The Instigator / Grudge Holder
Sometimes a fight – big or small – isn’t worth losing it all. And best friends know which ones are worth pressing and which aren’t.
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That’s it for me and another addition to the Self-Love Series. I hope you all enjoyed it and thank you so much for giving it a read! Give your best friend and hug and don’t forget to tell them how much they mean to you! Tell me in the comments down below your favorite memory of you and your best friend(s)! 😀
Until Friday, love you all!