When it comes to friendships, you need the kind of people in your life who love you for you.
You need the kind of people who you can talk about the complicated parts of your life with. The kind of people who won’t judge you, the kind of people who will listen to you and hold you when you’re crying because you can’t make sense of what’s going on. The kind of people you can rely on, no matter how near or far they are from you.
You need the kind of people who inspire you to do better. The kind of people who balance you out but always support your dreams. The kind of people who make you want to be a better person and feel like you’re able to do anything with their support.
Everyone needs someone to lean on in life when things get complicated and the world feels dark. You need someone to talk you off the ledge you’re on, someone to reassure you everything is going to be okay when you feel like the world is crumbling down on you, someone to believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself.
It’s easy to feel alone in the world, to feel misunderstood and used. But, you have to find the people who make you feel less alone, the people who actually might not understand what you’re going through but try their best to put themselves in your shoes and see what you’re seeing.
You need the kind of people who have your best interest at heart because those are the kind of people who are worth fighting for, those are the kind of people we all need in our lives. The kind of people you can count on when everything goes dark, when your heart breaks and you feel like you’ve hit rock bottom. Those are the people who matter, not the ones who are only there when things are good, not the ones who are only there when things are convenient for them.
If you have a friend like that — protect them. Hold them close. They are rare and beautiful, and deserve to know how much they matter.
-@becs_03 (via @thoughtscatalog // instagram)