Okay. Everyone that knows me knows that I am a Loyal Subject (a.k.a. Rex fan)! So after hearing his new song, “My Besti”, I regressed into a teenaged girl all over again, and I had to write this piece to show love to my own besties! To listen now, click the link below!
I began to think about all those little things in life that we think are so important when we’re young. Music. Fashion. Trends in general. And, of course, your trusty besti, who is always at your side. For better or worse. Richer or poorer. In sickness and in health, you can always rely on them! And sometimes, we end up forsaking our best friend over some guy, or girl, who ends up giving us the worst heartache imaginable. And who is the one who helps us piece our heart back together, even when we put them off for some relationship that ends in a fire-storm? Even though we don’t deserve that second chance after leaving them high-and-dry in the name of “love”? And yes, even when we are curled up into a pathetic ball on their floor, lying in the centre of a pile of used tissues bawling our eyes out of their sockets? That’s right. Our besties. And they never say “I told you so!” Okay, most times they probably really want to say it, but they know there is no need because you’re already suffering the consequences of not heeding their words.They’re the vitamin C to our colds, and the ice to our bruises. In better times, they're the ice cream to our cake! They’re the ones who worry about us when we’re sick. And they’re the ones we listen to and take advice from, even when they bring our flaws to our attention or tell us when we’re wrong, because we know they still love us. They don’t stop us when we’re on some long, angry rant, especially if they know it’s something that really bothers us, but at the same time, they are not afraid to tell us when we’re overreacting to a situation. A besti always intuitively knows when to let us vent our frustrations, and when to tell us to just suck it up! We don’t have to worry about our words being misconstrued, and most times they know what we’re thinking, anyway, so we don’t even have to explain ourselves to them. You’re able and willing to say “Sorry”, and you don’t hold a grudge, because you’d rather swallow your pride and admit that it just might have been you that sparked a fight than to live without your besti!I currently have two besties! Sometimes we may not hear from each other for a while, but we find comfort in just knowing that they’re around. And it doesn’t matter if it’s been a while since we last spoke, they’re always in my heart and on my mind. There’s no one else who knows me as well as they do. When I’m having problems or when something exciting happens, they’re the ones I can’t wait to tell! When life gets crazy, they can turn my perception around so that I’ll see things in a way it hadn’t before.One day I was out of town, and my phone didn’t get service in the area I was staying. I had this feeling that someone was trying to contact me over something really important. I couldn’t figure out what it was about, but I just had this feeling that I kept brushing off. When I got back home and my phone was back in service, I got a call. It was my best friend, calling over something that was, in fact, really important. Well, yesterday, after hearing the song “My Besti”, I thought, I’ve been neglecting her! I need to give her a call! I knew she was at work and called anyway, if nothing else just to leave a quick message. And she called back later saying how she was writing me a note, and when she got in her car she listened to her messages and when she heard my voice she couldn’t believe it and called me straight away! We both surmised that we must have some sort of telepathy between us. She was telling me how we used to get together more often, and how things have been hectic and she missed me. Both of us have been through a lot lately, and she was there for me and I knew that even when we didn’t talk during that time, she was still thinking of me in my times of hardship. And I hope that she knows that when I’m not around, I’ll there for her when she needs me. I’m just a phone call away!And yes, I did forsake one besti for some stupid boy that I thought I was in love with. The great thing about it is that, a few years later, I started talking to my original besti again and it was just like picking up where we left off! He understood that I tried to be a good girlfriend and I didn’t want to cause any unnecessary jealousies, and that’s why we stopped talking. Plus, the relationship I was in was just a little crazy. And when I started talking to my besti all over again, he understood why I had distanced myself from him. Both of us were just so glad to be able to go back to the way things were, as if nothing had changed, save for the fact that our bond grew deeper, as well as our conversations as he pointed out to me. I really think the absence from each other helped to strengthen that bond in some way. We missed out on each other’s joys and sorrows, triumphs and low points, but our friendship is unbroken by time. And never again will I make the mistake of letting such a wonderful friendship end up in shambles because of “love”.I have a special spot in my heart for both of my best friends. Just thinking about them gives me a little thrill of happiness, and they make me feel better no matter what my problem is. Just knowing that there are people like them in this world, and that I’m lucky enough to know them, is what keeps me going!Just the thought of your best friend can bring a smile to your face. They help us through our life’s journey just because we know they’re there. And they teach us how to savour the small things in life, like being with each other or chatting on the phone. And they take us back to the carefree time of our youth as we ponder things with them, such as, “What movies are coming out this month?” or “I just totally love those shoes!” or when we’re in a frantic state of panic, screaming over the phone “I GAVE HIM MY NUMBER! WHY HASN’T HE CALLED ME?”
Besties. What would we do without ‘em?
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