I found out mid-day yesterday that it was “National Best Friends Day”. While at the beach, it got me thinking — thinking of how much my best friends have had an influence on my life.
Think for a second. Who are your best friends? Not your acquaintances or your “close” friends, but the ones you can’t do without? The ones who would answer a phone call at three in the morning on a Tuesday if you really needed them. The ones who support you no matter what (in your training, with your problems — with anything).
Sometimes friendships can become such a part of our daily life — with constantly texting, snap chatting, etc. — that we can forget to be truly thankful for the wonderful people in our lives and how much they affect us in the grander scheme of things.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
Whether for a season, a reason, or a lifetime (as the saying goes) friends are a huge part of life. ANd best friends are even more than that — someone with whom you can share silence and not feel awkward, share your innermost thoughts, and be yourself. I’ve met my best friends through all different means — from school to shared love of preppy things to elementary school friends that lasted to family to meeting in Lake Placid (and having the same name and similar values 🙂 ). But it really doesn’t matter if the friendship is formed from a common interest (like triathlon) or from family (like a cousin) or otherwise, there’s really nothing like a best friend.
How has friendship affected your life? Who are your best friends? Do you race with any of them? (two of my best friends share my love for triathlons! 🙂 )