I think we all need ‘friends with benefits’. Not the type you may think. Personally the whole exchange of sexual acts with no strings attached seems like an incredibly bad idea. Seriously, a ridiculously no-way-going-to-end-well idea!
This is what I think real ‘friends with benefits’ looks like.
They tell you when you’ve got something in your teeth (pretty much the definition of a true friend, haha).
They don't just know all your good stories, they've lived them with you.
They let you take a million selfies until you find the perfect angle.
They say "Sorry" when they’ve hurt you (even if it was a misunderstanding).
They see you without make up and still think you're a total babe.
They take issues to your face and don’t talk behind your back.
They give you grace when you deserve it the least.
They don’t hold grudges over petty disagreements.
They are totally comfortable sitting in silence.
They hold your hand on the hardest days and don’t mind when you ugly cry.
They know your deepest fears and still think you're brave.
They know your secrets, but keep their mouth shut.
They accept your beliefs, but don’t put you in a box either.
They know the real you and love you wholeheartedly.
They're OK with saying "You're being a real jerk right now”.
They let you borrow stuff and don't really expect it back.
They champion your dreams, not dampen your enthusiasm.
They kick your butt when you're being slack.
They laugh at your jokes, even when they're not that funny.
They make you feel strong, confident and comfortable in their presence.
They never say, “I told you so” (even though it's a valid point)!
And they tell the truth when that dress is totes not working.
Friends with benefits lead you closer to things you hold dear, not further away.
You've probably heard the saying "Birds of a feather, flock together." It's true. You'll notice that you naturally gravitate to people who have similar passions and interests. Find ones that sharpen, not just your soul, but your spirit too.
Last little piece of advice - Don't just wish for a friend like this to come your way, be that friend to someone else today!
Sabrina Peters xo
What beautiful benefits do your friends come with?
How do you try and be a good friend to others?