Friend vs Best Friend

My thought of the day… What is the difference between a friend and a best friend? How do we determine who we will call our best friend? How many best friends can you have? Does a best friend have to be someone we talk to everyday? Does a best friend really have to know every single thing about you? Of course they know everything about us. That’s why we call them our best friend, right?

I myself use the term best friend for my really close friends, but I have people who I have never called by best friend, who treats me better than a person I have called a best friend. But then I have people in my lives that I call my friend when they should not even have that title. I think a friend is someone who you can get together with every now and then and have a good time. But a best friend to me is someone you call instantly when you need someone to talk to asap. Someone who doesn’t ¬†judge you when you make a mistake; who you can trust more than anything. A best friend thinks about your feelings and would never hurt you on purpose.

Question? When you think of the word best friend, who is one person that comes to mind? Why do you think of them first? Mine is Brittany Shuster, she has been my best friend since third grade and always will be. We don’t talk everyday, or see each other as much as we used to, but when we get together it is like nothing has changed. And now I have the honor to be in her wedding, and she will be in mine one day. She may not be my only best friend, but she is my number one.

So it wouldn’t just be my take on this, I asked a few people what they thought about this subject:

Person #1 said: “Best friends you can always count on. They never disappoint and are always there for you. A best friend is the first person you want to tell when something really awesome happens in your life. They’re also the one you go to when things are bad and you just need someone.”

Person #2: “A best friend knows everything about you, and a friend is just someone to talk too.”

Person #3: “A friend hugs you when you cry and helps you when you fall down, but a best friend cries with you and laughs when you fall down haha.”

Person #4: “A friend is just a friend but a best friend is someone who does things beyond normal measures… Who has proven to be pretty awesome, loyal and faithful. A friend is just a friend.”

I take friendship very seriously. I may not always be not always be the best friend, but I make sure that if someone needs me I am there. If you mean a lot to me and you hurt me in anyway, I’ll sacrifice my feelings and drop it. Usually because I rather move forward than argue. That is just me.

To those you read this, I hope you enjoyed it. I rambled to get my thoughts out, so hopefully this all makes sense, haha!