I Don't Rank My Friends, And You Shouldn't Either

I Don't Rank My Friends, And You Shouldn't Either

All of you earn the title of best, because that’s what you are.
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Have you ever hung out with a person who lets you know you aren’t their best friend? They later announce when their real best friend shows up.

They might as well have said, “Oh look, better company!” You’re left laughing at their inside jokes the rest of the night and wishing you had stayed home with your mom instead.

I’ve never understood people who rank their friends. I may have been that person at a time, but thankfully I left that habit in middle school (along with my blue eyeshadow and sparkle Uggs), because the process of placing more value on one person than another just feels wrong.

There is absolutely nothing productive about having only one best friend. The only outcome is hurt among other people you love and the obvious indication that you don’t know how to spread the love. Dude, make new friends & keep the old... Sing it with me!

Now if there is truly only one person you can consider a best friend, then you have more than enough. One true person is better than one hundred fake ones. But if you have a crew of incredible people who make you feel loved and would do anything for you, then it’s time to make it plural. They are all valuable, each as precious as the other.

So shout out to my best friendS. Y’all fill my heart in your own special ways!







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The Reminder Your Best Friend Deserves, When Times Get Tough For Her

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Dear Best Friend,

I know that things lately have not been super easy for you, and it is so hard for me to not be with you right now. But I wanted to remind you of a few things, for times like this.

What people say about you does not define who you are.

The only one who knows you inside and out is God. He created you to be the beautiful, caring, person that you are. Don't let anyone tell you differently.

I am always here for you.

Even though I am 3,000 miles away in Florida, I am always just a phone call or a text away. I would drop whatever I was doing to talk to you and help you with anything. You are my sister, and that's what we do. I wish we were not so far, but God knew we could handle the distance.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

If you ever need a pick me up bible verse, go to Psalms 139:14, it will remind you that you are WONDERFULLY made and that you were made with a purpose. God is going to use you in amazing ways, He has already blessed my life so much with your friendship.

Your hardship is my hardship.

I am not going to let you face any hard times on your own. I am here every step of the way to help you, lift you up, and catch you when you fall. Whatever I can do for you, being so far away I will do that for you. I am always close by in spirit. If you ever feel alone look at your ring. Mine never comes off.

I hope that you can read these and know that you are loved so dearly by so many people in your life. Don't let an insignificant person bring you down. You are strong, and you are never alone.

I love you, sis.

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