What do you look for in a best friend?

I started writing this a couple months ago, but hadn’t posted it…. until now:

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about how sad I am going to be when Sarah, my best friend, leaves work for her maternity leave.  As we work together, on days when she’s not in the office, I’m quickly reminded of how much brighter she makes my days.

That said, it has led me to think about what qualities I truly value in her, as my best friend.  To keep this short and sweet, I’ve narrowed it down to my top three qualities I look for in a best friend:

1.  Connection  | Without this, there is no effortless friendship.  We hit the same wave length and are very similar, despite some of our differences.  There is a friendship chemistry at play that is never forced nor created, it’s just there.

2.  Support  |  We touched on this in our BFF tag video a few months ago.  I know when the world is against me, and I have no where to turn, my best friend will lift me up and support me.  Even if the idea to her is crazy, in the moment she will not lecture nor disagree with me for she knows I need to spit it out and get it off my chest.  I need to share it and feel validated, and she always does that.

3.  Genuine laughter  |  Sarah is, without a doubt, the funniest gal I know–perfect timing for jokes?  Check.  Hilarious recounts of stories (even if embellished a little)?  She’s your girl.  Cracking up a room full of people or just one lone person?  That’s her!  She brings real, full bellied laughs to my life everytime we’re together.  I’ve tried to pick up some tips from her, in observation, but the truth is, she can bring a smile to my face and laughter to my life like no other, and that is something you just can’t force.

What are the top 3 things you look for in a best friend?


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