Lately I've been wondering. Why is it we feel the need to categorize a friend as a "best" friend. You can have a group of friends that aren't really friends at all and to say to one, "You are the best of the bunch" isn't necessarily a compliment. The term can also make others of your very good friends feel put down. Again, I ask, why is this phrase important or necessary? Does it help us feel better about ourselves when we have a "best" friend.
We are all different. We all offer each other something different in the ways of friendship. WHY is one best over the others? WHY should one BE best over the others? All of my friends are unique individuals and I don't want to single one out as best or single out the others that aren't labeled as best.
I think it's time I let go of the power this phrase has over me. The friends in my life are there for a reason. They know how much they mean to me. And I would hope they would know that without the use of phrases.
My heart is full. My heart is open. It is ever expanding. It has room to grow.
Some friends leave us and some stay with us forever. They all have parts to play in our lives. In our hearts. Don't be bitter for those who leave or walk away. Just look back and see how it helped you grow.
Really that is advice I am giving myself.
It's time to let go.
It's time to make sure I let those who matter in my life now know just how much they matter in my life.
We are not our labels.
We are love.
Spread it around.
Peace and love.