Good friends can be hard to find and best friends are even harder to come by. That is why we should all take some time to recognize those friends that have made major impacts in our lives on June 8, National Best Friends Day.
It’s difficult to find any information as to where this unofficial “official” holiday came from. But really, who would pass up an opportunity to celebrate having a best friend. Not that you need it, but it’s a great excuse to hang out.
Many of us are fortunate enough to have multiple best friends. I have been friends with the same group since I was six years old. What started as a kindergarten conversation about video games turned into a lifelong friendship. I still lean on those guys to this day whenever I need someone to talk to and we always make it a point to hang out whenever we get the chance.
Say what you want about social media and technology, but those things have allowed me to stay in touch with my friends that have moved away. Most of my close friends are in other states but that distance doesn’t seem to matter as much as it once did.
Of course we can’t talk about best friends without talking about significant others. Many of us have had the good fortune to marry our best friends and any chance we get to celebrate a relationship like that is a good one. Even if you can’t get together with your childhood best friend, use Best Friends Day as a reason to spend time with the person you are spending your life with.
Finally, let’s also remember that not all of our best friends are human. Best Friends Day shouldn’t exclude those of us whose best friends are furry, fluffy, scaly or feathered.
What memories do you share with your best friends? How would you celebrate Best Friends Day? Let us know!
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