Friendships that last a lifetime.
Oftentimes, your best friends are your soulmates
It's often said that your best friends are your soulmates. This may be true for many people, but it's especially true for those lucky enough to have a friendship that lasts a lifetime. These are the friendships that stand the test of time, weathering all the ups and downs that life throws our way.
These are the friendships that are always there even when you push them away. They are the friendships that know you better than you know yourself. These are the friendships that pick you up when you're down and help you celebrate your triumphs. They are the ones who know how to make you laugh even when you don't want to. They will laugh at you when you ugly cry and even cry with you and you all become a blubbering mess together. They are the ones who will be there for you, no matter what.
These are the friendships that get you through your darkest hours. They are the ones that make you believe in yourself even when you don't. They are the ones that remind you of your worth even when you feel like you're not enough. They are the friendships that are waiting for you to be ready to talk when you are going through your darkest hours.
These friends are your soulmates. People think that you only get one soulmate in your life and it's usually your partner. But that's not always the case. You can have multiple soulmates and they can come in many different forms. Your best friend is one of them. Your sibling can be one of them. Your teacher, your coach, your mentor. Anyone who has been there for you through thick and thin can be considered a soulmate.
During the worst times of your life, your soulmates will pick you up, wipe your tears, show you that life matters, that you matter. It's something to experience, it's what books and movies are made of. It's real, it's ugly, it's never perfect, but it's perfect because it exists. Having a soulmate means you will always have someone there whether you see it or not. These are the friends who just get you, and with whom you can share everything.
Friends who will help you plan for your first date, give you honest feedback about that new haircut and be there to make you laugh, and whom you can always count on even if it's just to share a bottle of wine or just enjoy each other's company. You can dress up, or stay in. You can call at any hour, You can dress up, or stay in. You can call at any hour, day or night. You can be yourself without fear of judgement, and know that your friendship will remain strong no matter what. These are the friends who will never leave your side.
Friends will also celebrate your highs, help you forget the lows and will show you that no matter what you will be ok. They will know when you need a shoulder to cry on and when you need a push to get back up. During times of grieving a soulmate will help you get over the loss of a job, a friendship, or a loved one. A soulmate will help you see that life is beautiful. They will show you that life goes on, that it can be messy, that it can he hard, and its the moments in between that make it worthwhile.
If you are lucky to experience this kind of relationship you are extremely lucky. In a world full of hate, having people at your side that you can count on is a rarity. Cherish these friendships, nurture them, and never take them for granted. They are truly a gift.