Who is the one person that really knows you right down to your soul? Who has witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly? Who is willing to ride, by your side, the turbulent roller coaster of life?
Your best friend.
It could be your partner or your sibling. It could be the classmate you bonded with on the playground during recess or the person with whom you threw back a few brews at your first dorm party.
You seek and adhere to his advice. You trust her to set you up with a blind date. He accepts you for the person you are, faults and all. She will willingly participate in your mischievous pranks, share the consequences and later laugh, without missing a step, by your side.
Today is June 8, Best Friends Day, and we honor your support.
Plan a get-together with your best friend to honor the bond you share. If you happen to be part of a larger group of friends, pick a favorite haunt to have a reunion.
Life happens and sometimes you lose touch. Take time to reach out. Send a text or make a phone call. Reconnect and plan to meet somewhere on Best Friends Day to reminisce and catch up.
Whether your gathering is for a twosome or a baker’s dozen, have everyone bring old photos from the glory days. Over dinner and cocktails, pass them around, fire up the memory banks and exchange tales from days gone by.
A best friend lends emotional support through life’s challenges, encourages your hopes and dreams and celebrates your accomplishments. We should all make time on Best Friends Day to honor priceless relationships and propose a toast to cherished memories.