With a friend…..
You can be yourself, but if you’re not she notices.
You can share the deepest parts of you.
Sad or mad or glad. It’s all the same to her because she loves you no matter what.
She knows your story and you know hers.
With her, it’s okay to not be okay.
She listens because she cares.
She’ll let you be scared but help you be brave.
Your laugh makes her laugh. Her tears break your heart.
It always feels like yesterday even when it’s been a while.
She makes you better because she lifts you up.
It’s easy with her because she loves you just the way you are, whenever you are.
And you do the same.
My friends have walked with me through the happiest and darkest of days.
A friend taught me to listen because I watched her listen.
One of them taught me how to give a good hug. Another how to make the best homemade bread you’ve ever tasted.
One taught me how to lead and follow, one how to forgive again and again.
And some have given me the confidence to do what I thought I could never do.
That’s what friends do.
I’m better because I have the best kind of friends.