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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A Thank You To My Boyfriend's Family

Because you are so important to him, you are important to me.
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This one isn't easy to sit down and write because nothing I could say would do all of you justice in the way that I would hope I could. These are just words, but I hope that I am able to always show my thank you to you by treating him like the prince he is.

I can replay the moment of meeting each and every one of you all over and over in my head like it was yesterday. I was so extremely nervous every single time and I was trying to gather all the "right" things to say that would leave a good, first-lasting impression and that at the end of the day, you all would like me.

I think one of the most important basis and hopes in my relationship is that my significant other's family likes who I am. This is so important to me because whatever is important to him is equally important to me and your thoughts of me are crucial to our relationship.

The second I walked in the door, I was overwhelmed—overwhelmed with such a love. I had no idea at that point in time just how much you would all mean to me and how thankful I am for all of you!

Thank you for constantly making me laugh and feel at home.

Whenever I'm coming over for a family gathering or just to hang out, I know right off that I am walking into a world of laughter and good times are right beside that. You are all so entertaining and always have a good story to tell me. I can't name one time where I didn't feel like I was home.

And I appreciate the sweet, embarrassing photos and stories about my boyfriend that you all share with me! Even if it is by a photo, I have a glimpse of what his life has always been like thanks to each and every one of you individually.

Thank you for sharing your special moments in life with me.

You don't ever have to, but you invite me anyway. Whether it's just a family gathering, a birthday, or a holiday, I am thankful to have spent those times celebrating these moments in life alongside such amazing people. It's humbling and heartwarming to be a part of memories so unforgettable that you all share and that you have welcomed me to be a part of. They are days that I will never forget and have a place in my heart forever.

Thank you for always being there for him.

Since we have started dating, I have watched the way that you guys love him. I have watched the individual relationships and moments that you share with him make a difference in who he is. I have seen you all love and support him, no matter what he was doing.

With everything that comes along in life, this has been a simple reminder of an unconditional, loving, sacrificing family that is also the best support system. You are not only impacting him, but me, too.

Thank you for welcoming me in like your own.

Whenever you have to brave up and meet your significant other's family, I can say, for myself, that I didn't know what to expect. As I'm sure, none of you did when meeting me. Today, I catch myself wondering why I even worried in the first place. You all have welcomed me in your own ways and made me feel right at home. It is not always easy to do that with just anyone, but you have all taken the time to get to know me. And now I know that if I ever needed anything, I can call one of you.

Thank you for letting me date him.

I am most thankful for this. Thank you for sharing him with me and giving me a chance to show you all how important he is to me. I never thought that I would luck out and meet someone as special, kind, and wonderful as he is, but I did.

You have supported our relationship, given me a chance to love him, and welcomed me to new adventures in love and family. I have the upmost gratitude for each of you. You are the most wonderful, welcoming, and loving family. I am overjoyed to be able to experience just a glimpse of this life with him and with all of you.

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If You Don’t Do These 13 Things For Each Other Are You Even Best Friends?

It probably only took you half a second to think of the one other person in your life that you know as well as you know yourself.

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We all have at least one friend we would do almost anything for. The one you would cross oceans and mountains just to hug. When they're going through a break up or are overwhelmed with school and work, you are the first one there to help them through it. I guarantee if you feel like this then you have done these 13 things to turn their day around.

1. Driven to McDonald’s for an order of large fries, chocolate shake, and box of nuggets.

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Yes, there is dancing when you both agree it's acceptable to do a large fries and a shake.

2. Gone for a drive at 2:00 am because they can’t sleep.

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The songs, the stars, the special talks. Those drives hold so many memories.

3. Binge watched One Tree Hill together.

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Girls night comes no other way. One Tree Hill. Popcorn. Wine. Lots of wine...

4. Helped finish a project that you have no degree of expertise in.

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You're best friends, but you don't share the same major. School projects tend to get complicated when you want to lend a helping hand...

5. Given the same pep-talk over and over because they have to hear it more than once.

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We all know this pep-talk. Get out there and be awesome!!

6. Sent multiple pictures for their advice on which is “insta-worthy”.

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You need someone else's approval before you post it. Gotta look your best for that one special follower!

7. Help keep each other awake when studying for a big test.

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Hard times call for desperate measures. Coffee becomes the third part of you and your best friend's relationship.

8. Showing up with an extra coffee to class because you know they’ll need it.

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Like a said, it's now a trio. Where you two go, so does coffee. Sometimes it takes a sweet offering of it to turn a day around.

9. Walked in to their house and hung out with their family before even seeing them.

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Your family is my family right?

10. Order their favorite meal(s) before they come over.

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You know their favorite item off almost every take out menu and have it on the way when they come by.

11. Been their shoulder to cry on no matter what you have going on.

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Nothing beats a comfort hug and cuddle session.

12. Always send your outfit for approval when you have a big night planned.

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This one explains itself. Everyone needs a second opinion

13. Watch the same TV shows and movies so you understand the other’s references.

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How else do you decide on what show to binge watch that night? It's a must to watch your best friend's favorite!

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