Friend, a simple word that can change your world, makes you realise what loving, sharing, caring and being there for someone means. A friend will be there for you when you are down, sit with you through the long nights, hug you and comfort you and give you that million dollar smile that will make you believe that everything is going to be just fine. A friend will tease you, annoy you and even fight with you on silly things, but will always have your back.
What is a true friend, you ask? The answer to that is simple. No matter what the situation, your face lights up when you see him/her. Someone who can tell by one look what is bothering you and tell you the perfect thing to make you feel better.
Someone who will respect you as an individual, appreciate you for your qualities, tease you like a young sibling and most importantly love you for your imperfections.
As a tribute to Friendship Day, I decided to list few imperfectly wonderful friends that we all love.
1. The One That Rules Social Media
We all have that one friend who is active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook more than a hundred people combined. He/she loves texting and being in touch with everyone, everywhere, and if you ever have a missing person case on your hand, just go ask the Social Media friend. He loves to update people about what other people are doing. He will know what you are up to and keep making sure you are okay by constantly being in touch with you. You can for sure rely on such friends because you know they will be the first one to reply in case of emergencies and have your back. Such friends also provide unlimited gossip and fun facts, that would keep you away from the land of depression and boredom, no matter where you are.
2. The One With The Funny Jokes
Humour is their expertise and laughter is their award. The funny joke guy will make you laugh in the most tensed situations and almost make you pee your pants. Such friends act as an amazing stand up comedian and help you say bye to tension and stress in a split second. They will teach you how to take life lightly and how to laugh at yourself. If you have such a friend, you definetly do not need to go to those laughing therapy groups in the park next door. Just give your friend a call, tell him your symptoms, and without diagnosing anything, he will make sure your eyes tear up due to all the laughter.
3. The One With Adventure Packs
There is always that one adventurous friend in the group that will come with the random plans to go exploring, sightseeing or even hiking some place. Such energized friends keep things entertaining and adrenaline filled for everyone. They do not like sitting idle and will not allow the people to laze around. They are true risk takers and love getting to know the unknown. Their adventurous always help you know your limits, learn new things, and most importantly create a life long list of wonderful memories. You will definitely sit with your grandchildren and tell them all those stories of crazy adventures you have had over the years.
4. The One With A Wise Beard
The Wide Beard guru has a beautiful invisible beard like Dumbledore from Harry Potter. It can be only seen when you are caught doing something you shouldn’t or when you are in the indecision land and need to find the exit. These Gurus will sit you down and lecture you wisely about life, love and all those minor components that mess with your head. You need such a friend for good guidance and moral support. If you are living away from home, you will certainly not miss your parents or older siblings. The Wise beard guru will twist your ear, tell you tales and teach you morals. If you have such a friend, make sure you don’t let him/her go.
5. The One With The Crazy Disorder
The words normal and serious do not exist in such friend’s dictionary. They are crazy, and they love it. In fact even you love it because they are spontaneous, hilarious, fun to be with and completely unpredictable. Such friends are extremely loyal and caring but in their own way. Spicing up every situation is their nature and thinking out of the box is their weakness. You have to have that one crazy friend whom you can do anything with knowing that he/she will never ever judge you.
Judging and strong opinions are not healthy for any friendship and this type of friendship will make you realize that no matter how crazy you get, there are people out there who will still love you.
6. The One Who Cries With You
This type of friend will cry with you and for you whenever and whereever. Whether it is crying deep in their hearts, or out loud forming a pool of tears in your room, for happy situations, sad situations, neutral situations, you always have that emotional connection time with such friends. These type of friends are softies at heart and crunchy on top.They will smother you with attention and pamper you by making you feel that your problems are highly important. For me such friends are highly precious. If you can sit with a friend and cry while watching a sad movie, you have found the perfect emotional softie buddy.
7. The One Who Is Your Mom
Living away from home, I never felt the lack of my mother’s presence because I found that one friend that would care about me, scold me for my own benefit and even be proud at my achievements, just like my mom would. Such friends are highly supportive and caring. You know for that fact that their love is unconditional and unwavering just like your mothers’. They would annoy you to do things right and keep lecturing you on how to improve few abilities of yours. In response you make an annoyed face, or shout back or even get depressed, but at the end of the day, you love knowing that someone is out there who cares for you and loves you. Keep tight hold of such friends, as they are rare and precious gems.
8. The One With The Random Bug
The so called Random Bug, lives in the hearts and the minds of some people. Such friends come up with the most random-est scenarios and situations or even stories. One minute you will be in your pajamas, safely tucked in your warm bed, and the next minute you could be at some random place or on an adventure with your random friend. She makes you laugh, scream, mad, annoyed and even disgusted by random facts about lifestyle or unique trends. At one point you wouldn’t even know if you are supposed to laugh, cry or brush the random things off of your shoulders. No matter what you say, in the end, all those random memories are one of the best memories of your life.
9. The One With The Answers
The Answers Devata (Deity) will shower you with wisdom, peace and lots and lots of confusing spiritual talks. He will view life as a deep meaningful project and give you talks about the existence and various reasoning. Sometimes having a non serious conversation with them is tough but there is no harm is connecting spiritually with each other. Such friends have a good and valid opinion to give. They turn out to be good listeners as well, and will full heartily treat your problems as if they were their own. They will hold your pinky finger and get you out of trouble with such easiness that will cure your tensed mind. The One With The Answers is your to-go friend when you are in deep trouble or in need of something.
10. The One With The Honest Pill
Honesty can be hurtful, meaningful, constructive, destructive and even plain harsh but it is crucial for living. That one friend with the honest pill will always be truthful to you about anything. That means, no back biting, no second thoughts, no unexpected fights, everything is simple and out in the open. If you are doing anything wrong or if you are being a nice person, the honest pill friend will come straight out to the point and tell you how he/she feels. It is like looking in the mirror everyday and getting to know your personality in and out. Such friends help you reflect on your life so far and allow you to share anything with them openly.
It is not easy to recognize a true friend. It takes time to build relationship and understand a person. When you meet a person, you should listen to our inner voice whether the person is worthy of friendship or sharing your life. It is wise to be choosy. A true friend should not give you sermons when you are in trouble. True friend should hold your hands when you are in crisis without questioning or criticizing you.
Love and appreciate your friends this friendship day and keep in touch!
What kind of a friend are you? Share in the comment box.