An Open Letter to the Best Friends I’ve Failed

I am not the best of friends.

A Drop in the Bucket

Dear Friends,

I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet, like you probably have. In that time I have come across a whole lot of blog posts, tweets, and memes that shed light on the realities of friendship. A few things I have seen that stood out:

Best friends know how stupid you are and still choose to be seen with you in public.

Good friends don’t let you do stupid things alone.

Hard times will always reveal true friends.

Friendship means understanding, not agreement. Forgiveness, not forgetting.

True friends stab you in the front.

A true friend is the one who sees the pain in your eyes while the world believes your smile.

Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier.

Best friends are the people in your life that make you laugh louder, smile brighter, and live better.

I’ve seen these for years now…

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