I’ve never been a smoker, but it reminds me of his fingers when they touched my face, the way my hair absorbed the ambient nicotine of Brooklyn rooftops and stayed with me for days. It’s a physical conduit to the things I no longer have, but it reminds me that they were real.
We need to treat ourselves with the respect, admiration and pride we would with any other best friend: if someone was putting them down, we’d stand up for them. If someone was hurting them, we’d pretty much kick their ass. If good things were coming their way, we’d jump up and down with excitement, proud of what they’ve accomplished.
What about the friendship, the connection, that was already solidified? What about the banter, the laughter, the easygoing rapport? Where do they all go?
As a child, anyone can be your friend.
They are the ones who will encourage you to chase after your dreams when the odds are never in your favor.
Travel as much as you can! Explore every square inch of the living room and make sure to visit the backyard during the summer!
You cannot ask for my honest opinion and then get upset at my honesty. You cannot ask me to “just listen” and then expect a response. If I didn’t like you, you would know.
I am referring to the most important soul mate a girl will find—her best friend.
Roommates can be great people, but no matter how close you are, it’s still a little creepy to plop down on the couch and snuggle up with them the way you can with a sibling.
They are the people who support her decisions and will ultimately be the force that can make your relationship stronger.