“Keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me, for sure. That’s what friends are for.”– Dionne Warrick
Nothing in the world compares to having a best friend. Whether it’s someone you meet through the course of your life or someone in which you share the same blood, having a best friend is part of what shapes you as a person.
For most of us, a best friend is more than just a person we meet– they become family. We share our feelings; we finish each other’s sentences; we protect each other from harm. The list goes on and on.
We all have our qualifications for what makes a person a “best friend” but we wanted to know what our #PynkGirls required from a person in order to be called, “besties”. Here’s what they had to say:
“Loyal and transparency are beyond important. If you can’t be honest with yourself or me or I can’t trust you, then why would we be friends? I stand in my truths and I hold my friends accountable to do the same.” –Sara J.
“Loyalty and honesty, but above all, we have to be comfortable like lifelong friends. I have siblings, so I know what those things look and feel like.” -Priya W.
“I require honesty, love, and a person who can check me when I’m wrong on so many levels but still provides loving critique. A person I can tell my turn up stories to (judgment free), and a person I can call at 2 am when I’m having a moment and they take the call. Recently, I added someone who will pray with and for me.” -Jocelyn N.
“Loyalty, trust, sincerity, and honesty. I must feel safe with you before I give my heart and extend my trust. We are going to go thru things as friends but with these key factors, we can take time apart and still come back together like we never left each other’s side. I need to know that what I share with my best friend won’t go to the next person. Nowadays you have to be careful who you vent to.” -Rasheeda H.
“Sounds juvenile but you’re not my best friend unless I’m yours.” -Vanessa B.
“Loyalty and honesty because it’s nothing like someone loving you for who you are (good and bad), and telling you the truth even when it hurts.” -Syreeta G.
What do you require from a person in order to call them a “best friend”? Why is it important to you?