The creatures we don’t share a drop of blood with, yet hold the closest spot in our hearts. The crazy bunch of idiots who laugh shamelessly in our faces at the most embarrassing moments, yet make us strong in the tough times. The ones that call ugly and fat all our life yet get angry when someone else disrespects. The bunch of people who our parents trust more than us. In short, “Siblings from different mother.” That’s what friends are.
Friends are our family outside the closed walls of house. They have a huge contribution in making us who we are as individuals. Their importance in life is indescribable. But these are certain points that will restate some of the facts that make friends so special and important –
- Share secrets.
Friends are the secret reservoirs. Friends are the ones to share all the little and large secrets and happening of the life. Secrets about our crush, the kiss, the date, our family problems, the mishaps, the embarrassing moments, the funny stories and the list covers anything and everything in life.
- Boost self confidence.
We may doubt our decisions and abilities, but our friends will never do so. Through the most nerve wreaking moments of life, they stand by us confidently making us believe in ourselves. At times we gain the confidence to take risks and huge leaps just because of the belief they show.
- Comfort zone.
Pajamas, messy buns, no makeup, drooling face, stinky sweat or running nose, they don’t care any of it! Our friends have seen us in the ugliest appearances and situations of life, and they still decided to stick by. We feel comfortable around them, and there’s nothing that can be a hurdle in this comfort level.
- Away from loneliness.
Being alone, away from the world, can be appealing at times but loneliness for extended period becomes extremely depressing. Hence, friends come as the cure for loneliness. They are our full-time companion in a stranger’s parties, receivers of the late night calls, partner in the class benches and are always present by our sides. Imagining a world without friends, and being alone in the outside world forever is a massive pain to the brain.
- Hilarious inside jokes.
Being with friends means an opportunity to share and hear endless jokes. We all have those little hints and code words for the people we dislike that only our group of friends know. Those are the moments that remain enlightened in our hearts forever. The jokes about the annoying teacher or boss, the uncivilized guy or over-dramatic girl in the locality, are something that can light up the mood anytime.
- Partner in Crime.
Friends are the permanent partner in all our crimes. No matter how serious and sincere we are, our friends have pushed us to break unimaginable rules, which are engraved in our hearts as most fabulous memories. At the times of trouble, friends have stayed by our sides and shared the responsibilities with fun. They have the strange power of turning every bad moment into hilarious and memorable ones.
There are times when we want to rant and whine. Away from the boundaries of age and maturity, at such moments all we wish to do is complain and keep complaining without making any sense. Friends lend us the ears to make these possible. They don’t judge nor preach, rather listen to the nonsense coming out of mouth pretending to understand.
8. The shoulder to cry on.
When heartbreaks or other situations become extremely hard to tolerate, friends offer us their shoulder to shed our tears on. They provide us the loving warm arms that wrap us away from the harsh times.
7. Reality Check.
Friends know us so well that they have the ability to predict and capture situations which we are in denial of. It could be the ridiculous outfit we are wearing, or the boyfriend cheating on us. They bring the harsh truth in front of us. Friends make sure to keep our foot on earth, when we are wondering on the 7th heaven with happiness, away from the ugly reality. Initially, we may fight and turn away from acceptance, but in the long run they are always right.
They know us inside out. They know our flaws, weaknesses, ugly truths, dark past, and insecurities and still choose to remain by our side. Friends accept and love us for who we are. They do not intend to chance us like our parents, girlfriends or boyfriends.
At the most difficult endeavors and embarrassing decisions, we always find our friends cheering from the sidelines. They may not always believe in the ideas and plans, but friends will never become hurdle in the path of achieving our visions.
No one in the world, understand our thinking, dreams and desires like friends do. Plus, the main reason of choosing to do friendship is to be with someone who understands and does not judge. Our friends generally have common ideology and opinions, hence it becomes easy for them to perceive.
3. Always available.
Especially after school and college days, friends tend go to different directions in life thus geographically separate. However, the hearts always remain together. With good friends, we are assured that even after years of separation; they will always show up when in need. It may be 3am in the night or 12 noon, friends are forever ready to help.
2. Unconditional love.
Our parents love us because we are their children. Our wives or husbands love us because of the marriage. Our family loves us because we share blood. However, friends love us without any such condition or relation. They unconditionally love and care for us without expectations and assurances. We get to share the most amazing kind of love and relation with friends.
1. Lastly, unlimited laughter, adventure and fun!
Friends are the open and free access to ultimate laughs and fun times. There is no need of topics to laugh on. They can make us roll on the floor laughing even without any funny reason. It’s true to say, when a group of friends are together, the comic level is higher than any comedy show!
Moreover, friends encourage us to try things we can never imagine doing. All of them may not be positive, but they sure are adventurous. The memories of those moments are the factors that make life exciting and joyous. Without friends, life would be unimaginably boring.
Hence we should never miss the chances to appreciate our friends for their time, care, love and simply friendship. So let’s go tell them how much we love them!