Different Types Of Best Friends You'll Encounter In Your Life
Whether you're friendly or not, we're sure that at some point in your life, you've had someone to call your best friend. Some of them you're still friends with, while some aren't. It's because as we grow older, we mature. Or sometimes, we grow apart. But cheers to the best friends you had, still have, and will have! Maybe, you have two (or more) best friends or maybe, just one whom you call the best-est of the best. Still, they're basically one of the people who shaped you to be the person you are today.
- Childhood best friend.
This best friend is your throwback girl (or guy); she has been there even before you hit puberty! She's the one you spent most of your firsts with. When you have strict parents and you can't get out a lot, you tell them you're with her, and they'll definitely allow you because your family knows this person well. Most of the time, she's your shoulder to cry on because you're friends with her since the beginning. This person already knows how to make you feel better. Maybe you don't see her often anymore, but when you do, it's like they never left.
- High school best friend.
You became really close because you got to see each other everyday and you've been tight ever since. This is the best friend who first found out you have a crush on your cute seatmate. She was the one who gave you extra money for lunch because you've spent it on those cute ball pens and planner stickers you saw at the store next to your school. There may have been times when you fought with each other when you were in high school, but all of it is in the past. And you know that if she wasn't there, you probably wouldn't have survived high school.
- College best friend.
This best friend is going to be the one you're going to plan your future with. She's going to be the one to pick you up when your date stood you up, the one who's going to lend you notes when you're absent, and the one who's going to hold your hair when you're throwing up after a party. And because of that, she will always have a special place in your heart.
- Family best friend.
It can be your cousin or sibling, but this person will always have your back—especially, when you get in trouble with your parents. LOL! They're the ones who cover up for you when you do something terrible, but at the same time scolds you for even thinking about it. Of course, you'll do the same thing for this person. This best friend might be protective sometimes, but you know they just love you so much.
- Like family best friend.
This best friend is someone who's very close to your family that people won't be surprised if you suddenly announce that you're actually sisters. This best friend is definitely like a part of your family. She sleeps over a lot in your house, gets food in your fridge like she lives there, and goes into your house without even telling you she's coming over. And no one's complaining, not even your mom!
- Motherly best friend.
This is the dependable type of best friend—she's the mother of the group. She's the one who cooks when you have sleepovers. Or the one who takes care of you when you're sick at school. She's just so independent and caring. And she gives the beeeeeeest advice! When you're in a rough patch, she's the first one you come running to because even though you don't have that much of an age gap, she knows how to handle life really well. She's mature yet fun, that's what you love most about her!
- Opposite best friend.
Most of the time, you don't like the same things or have different personalities from one another. She's into rock, you're into ballad; she loves bad boys, you love nerds. But still, you're so compatible! You know how to balance one another, like coffee and milk.
- Honest best friend.
The best friend who's going to tell you how it is. She doesn't sugar coat anything because she believes in honesty and tough love. She's the prangka best friend—the girl you want to be with when you're shopping and the best friend who will tell you if you're too obsessed with your bae already. Sometimes, her words hurt. But you know that she's only doing that because she loves you, and we do really need a slap of reality sometimes.
- Internet best friend.
The best friend you met on Facebook, Twitter, or any type of social media. When you finally meet in person, it's like a long distance relationship that's finally unfolding. It's because you don't really see each other in person often, you chat a lot with them; there's just an undeniable trust and comfort when you do.
- Soul sister best friend.
Most of the time, this is the best friend you're always at your weirdest with. You wouldn't be where you are right now without her because she's the one who's by your side every step of the way. She knows you in a way you couldn't ever understand. You have the same likes and dislikes. When you look at each other, you can basically read each other's minds. Twin from another womb, yaaaas!
How many of these best friends do you have?
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.