You're my all-time greatest friend
When I was five, my best friend was the person
I played with until near-sunset. Only one of our
mother's voices telling us to come inside meant
that playtime was over for the day.
At seven, I just knew that my best friend was
the person who sat next to me in school - the
one I gave the first piece of cake to at my
As a teenager, 'best friend' mean something
different. The person who listened to me and
still liked me afterward fit the definition best.
I met you when I was grown up, and our
friendship has taught me that being best
friends means all this... and so much more.
True enough, we play together... at this game
called life. If I had a birthday party, you'd
definitely get the first piece of cake. You are
undoubtedly the person who listens to me and
still likes me when I'm done pouring out all the
stuff that makes for trials and triumphs in life.
Through the years, though, our friendship has
transcended the issue of birthday cakes, and some
of our heart-to-heart conversations have subsided
into silence. It's often not about words; we can
sit in complete silence and get up knowing that
we've had the best conversation ever.
That kind of friendship doesn't come overnight,
and I just want to thank you for being my best
friend at a time when life makes it so necessary
to have one.
You know what? I have this feeling that even if
life didn't make it necessary, we'd still be best
friends. We really don't need any reason at all.