"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never ever the same." (Unknown).
What is a "best friend?" Almost everyone has one, and almost everyone is one. There's something about a best friend that cannot be duplicated. Everyone has their own definition of what their own best friend is like and what an impact he or she has made in their life. In this essay I would like to take a better look at some of the simple things that we might take for granted when we think of our best friends.
A best friend is a title held for the few and privileged. The term cannot be thrown around loosely. Not just anyone can be called your best friend. A best friend has to first meet several qualifications and have many outstanding characteristics to have the honor of holding such a prestigious title. Being a best friend is more than someone that you've seen everyday and grown up with. A best friend can be someone with whom you've known since childhood but can also be someone that you've just met, and similar to "love at first sight," you just click with. The true definition of a best friend is someone that knows you inside out and would go to the ends of the earth for you. Through thick and thin, a best friend supports you and helps you through tough times. A best friend does not back away from you when you think you've lost it. Those are the times that a best friend is always there for. A best friend is someone with whom you've shared your most intimate secrets with, and laughed the loudest. She probably knows you better than anyone you can think of, definitely better than your parents, and sometimes better than you know yourself. She has seen you at your worst, and helped you be your best. .
A best friend is not afraid to tell you the truth, even if it's something that you don't want to hear, because she knows that often times it's not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear that helps.