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I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
On this day, I kept thinking about my Friends walk. This time I wonder about the people who have meant the most to me and the qualities they possess – the qualities separating them from the masses. What if we could wrap all those qualities into one?
I’m thinking about the top level of the Friends pyramid – the ones that are more than casual or even close friends. One hierarchy called them the intimate friend. To others, the very best friend, the truest friend, the most trusted friend, an A-1 friend. Let’s wrap all these qualities into an Ultimate Friend.
An Ultimate Friend is accessible and approachable – there for us in our time of need.
An Ultimate Friend is trustworthy and loyal; they freely speak because they care.
An Ultimate Friend accepts, empowers, and validates us to raise us above the fray.
An Ultimate Friend creates cherished memories.
An Ultimate Friend delivers that special hug at the appropriate time.
An Ultimate Friend friend is confidential – so one doesn’t worry about them ever using, “Don’t tell that I told you” before spilling the beans on a secret important to you.
An Ultimate Friend genuinely cares. They worry about you when you are hurt. They are happy for you when good things happen.
An Ultimate Friend wonders why they didn’t know each other many years ago.
An Ultimate Friend shows up at a funeral of a member of your family.
An Ultimate Friend is secure and assured, smart and kind, positive and respectful – plus a conversationalist and a listener.
An Ultimate Friend unexpectedly contacts you – checking in with a text, email, or phone call – to see how you are doing – even just to say Hi – and always delivers a smile.
An Ultimate Friend surprises you with something unexpected – something that you will cherish forever.
An Ultimate Friend has a way of touching your soul – and they do so because the two souls are connected – and even bound together as one.
An Ultimate Friend knows how to care – when to remain silent – knows how to listen – when to stand by in support – when to talk – and when to tell us what we don’t want to hear. Their language is always free and honest.
An Ultimate Friend knows us and loves us just the same.
An Ultimate Friend is someone that raises us in many ways – they bring out the best in us.
An Ultimate Friend allows us to be ourselves by accepting our faults and fears while being non-judgemental.
When an Ultimate Friend asks, “How are you doing?” they may not mean “What are you doing?” because they are aware of the burdens you carry.
With an Ultimate Friend, one experiences a wide range of emotions and thoughts – intellectual, personal, soul searching, and deep in multiple ways.
The Ultimate Friend provides a source of pleasure by their mere presence – a presence that can also be felt from afar.
Ultimate Friends recognize the specialness of their relationship – and know that others may not understand.
Maybe this person is only found in the Shangri-la – but maybe not. Not everyone has an Ultimate Friend – but those that do, consider themselves lucky because they know they possess a treasure – a gift, a blessing, a source of inspiration and gratitude.
In short, Ultimate Friends click together two parts into one.
For now, my treasure is not only in my head it is also on the beach because I like walking on the beach. Besides, it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have written about best friends
- Friends Forever (essay)
- Best Friends Forever (poem)
- Best Friends (essay)
- Dear Best Friend (poem)
- Friendship and Freedom (essay)
- The House that Shelia Built (essay)
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