True friends are not people who you contact out of obligation or compulsion; they’re the people that you call out of necessity.
They’re the ones who you’d never think to engage in niceties or formalities with, because it would be an insult to your friendship.
True friends flash into your mind during random intervals of the day. People that you have shared countless memories with and whose presence makes you feel at home wherever you are.
These are the people who can detect a change in your mood or the beginnings of a cold/flu from the tiniest, humanly indiscernible, change in the tone of your voice.
Such true friends are also expert wind-up merchants, who incessantly tease you and know just how to get under your skin. Yet once your back is turned, they’re your biggest supporters and will defend you till the end.
They’re the people who brainstorm ideas all night long when you ask for their help, because they genuinely care for you. Such friends are the ones that you can rely on to give their honest opinion, regardless of whether you like it or not.
And they know you a lot better than you give them credit for sometimes.
Your conversations cover all topics, both serious and senseless, so one thing is for sure, you know that you’ll never run out of things to talk about.
Issues of selfishness, pride and judgement do not exist within such friendships. These people allow you to be yourself… no filter necessary.
Because bonds like these are easy as pie; they require no effort and so you wouldn’t trade them for anything.
And yet you would do anything for them. If they’d had a tough day you’d even go as far as to sacrifice your LAST red/purple Rowntree’s Fruit Pastille or the remaining Cadbury’s Chocolate Finger in the packet, just for them!
You only get a handful of such true friends in a lifetime. And to be able to say that you know even one person who matches my description means that you are truly blessed and must be a pretty amazing person yourself too 🙂