Can you say,”Dear Best Friends: Our bonding blossoms!” to your best friends with confidence?

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley

In many ways, our best friends make a difference in our lives. Being this is the last week of Valentine’s Month, I’d like to conclude it with the love for best friends in our lives.

Personally, my life is more fulfilling because of my best friends who live near and in different parts of the world. I hope yours too.

In our lives, we have walked hundred thousands of miles,
Through the rice fields,
On rough roads,
Through the lush green jungle of the landmine fields,
During the monsoon seasons,
On the dirt paths,
Through the blazing hot days,
Or across the ocean
and end up where we are today.

We have came across hundred thousands of people in our life time. Some told us they were friends. But when we needed their help, some laughed in our faces. Some of them ran off faster than the wind.

We have overcame hundred thousands of challenges. Some were bigger and more painful than the others. They were all great life lessons learned.

You made me laughed so hard that I almost peed in my pants and my stomach was hurting. I laughed so hard that my eyes were filled with happy tears.

You cried with me when I was in pain. Then you made me laughed while tears were still rolling down my cheeks.

You shared what little you had:  The small piece of potato, a small bowl of porridge, a candy, a tiny mung beans ice cream on a stick (Karem).

Oh, you unselfish you!

There were the times when we dressed and wore hair styles to impress boys. Oh, how silly we were at that time. LOL

Remember when we walked in with straight hair into a salon?
Then a few hours later we came out of the salon with small curly hair looking like Einstein had his worse bad hair day ever.

Damn you! You make laugh some more as I am writing this.

You accept me when I was ragged, silly and uneducated. And you still accept me for who I am and still have so much to learn in life.

Although, we are separated by distance and time, we are still the same at hearts: Best friends!

You always have the best intentions for me: Honest and sincerity.

I’m proud and honor to be your friends and have you in my life.

Thank you for being my friend.

Thank you for valuing our friendship.

Thank you for being you.
Thank you for letting me be “me”. Or else we won’t be friends. Are we? 🙂

Thank you for your compassion.

We all look different from the outside. But we value our friendship. FOREVER BEST FRIENDS.

Best friends

As my hair is turning pretty sparkling gray (hidden by gray covered), before I die someday and with no regret, I can say that I have AWESOME BEST FRIENDS.

Because of you, you help me living a more fulfilling life. Thank you for being the Valentines’ Days in my life.

DON’T HAVE A BEST FRIEND?

Start making friends today!
Have criteria and standards of your friendship profiles. Friends who have attributes and values added to your life. They help you become a better person.

Now, that does not automatically translate into asking them to be your providers.

A true friend relationship means you do not have to change or do things that aren’t aligned with your beliefs. If you don’t drink or smoke and among others, you don’t have to join the peers pressure to pick up those habits in order to “socialize”.

Or they make you change to devalue yourself in order to adapt to them. If so, then they are not your friends.
You are better off without them than damaging your health and life.

Be humble and selective who you want to be your friends. Not everyone can be your friends or wants to be your friends.
Among those friends, over a period of times you’ll know who are your best friends.

CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS JUST BECAUSE:

Do you know someone when she contacts you, you know she wants something? Don’t contact your friends only when you need something from them. Don’t be that person whom they are dreadful to hear from.

Be the person whom they are glad to hear from when they see your phone number on their caller ID.

Give your best friends a call or write to them today and let them know that you care and value the friendship. I know it might sound cheesy and so weird to say that to your friends. I grew up in a culture where we didn’t express a lot of verbal emotions. We showed our friendship by actions.

The first time you say it, pay very close attention to their reactions. They might say, “Are you are crazy! Did you get hit on your head or something?”

It’s perfectly fine. Just explain to them why.

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

You never know when you get to talk with them again ever.