Ode to Best Friends

What would our lives be without the people around us who love us for who we are? In celebration of Best Friends Day, I offer this tribute to the friends who make our lives worth living.

To my best friend, thank you very much for allowing me to be me. I appreciate that you let me express myself, without inhibitions or hesitations, whenever I’m with you. Thank you for not making me feel as if I have to wear a mask when I’m with you to cover my flaws.


Thank you for being there during my happiest moments and for having a genuine joy for my accomplishments. Thank you for listening to my saddest stories and for your overwhelming efforts to cheer me up whenever I’m down.

To my best friend, thank you for being beautiful outside and for having an equally lovely heart. Thank you for making the world, our world, a better place, just by being in it. Thank you for defining selflessness by always putting others before yourself. I know that you are going to change this world, just as much as you have changed mine.


To my best friend, I will be forever thankful for all the laughter, the tears, and everything in between whenever we are together. Thank you for being my anchor, my rock, and my constant in a world that’s always changing. Thank you for every little thing that you do, for making fun of me when I deserve it, and for loving me even when I don’t.

To my best friend, thank you for the privilege and honor of being able to call you my friend. I am so glad we are friends for life. Happy Best Friends Day!