Writing challenge: What BFFs teach us

In my younger years, we call it simply “best friend”. Nowadays, it is called “Best Friends Forever“. Years from now, there might be a different term to describe the closest friend or group of people to our hearts. BFFs teach us so many things. Here is what I can attest to.

BFFs

We learned fashion and dress codes from our BFFs.

Remember the times when you would all wear pink? Or wear the skater skirt at the same time? In Elementary days, BFFs made us understand the meaning of group or friendship through the things we wear. Best friends have to dress alike or should wear the same friendship bracelet. Non compliance is a huge crime! But as we grow older, we discover our own style. BFFs role changes to being that person who tells you whether something looks good on you or you look like you’re really “trying hard”. BFFs tell us the meanest things that would normally offend us if the message were from someone else.

We learned a deal about keeping secrets from our BFFs.

Though our parents would tell us to always tell the truth, I learned to keep secrets because of my BFFs. It is possible to be open to our parents about the guy we have a crush on but it could be really challenging to share with them our romantic thoughts when we see that guy we couldn’t keep our eyes off. That’s when BFFs come in. They are that special and trusted people we share our feelings to. Our BFFs made us apply the true meaning of secrecy when it comes to crushes and girl rivalries. Some might have spilled the secret, others might have kept true to their word. The point is we learned a sure deal about secrecy with our BFFs.

Our BFFs help us see our strength and beauty.

I believe that our appreciation of ourselves should not come from other people. We should see our inner beauty. We should know ourselves better than anyone else. This is why I used the word “help” because our BFFs are there to give us a lift on times when we doubt how strong we could be, when we doubt if we’re even beautiful. 

When a guy leaves us for whatsoever reason, the sadness can sometimes makes one feel unappreciated. BFFs are there to give you encouraging words, to drag you to the spa, to take you to an all girls night out, to make you see how happy life could be even if you’ve just joined the singles club again. 

There are so many things that BFFs teach us. I strongly believe that we should be very careful in choosing them because they’ll be our half sisters and could even be our soul mate. They go with us as we live our life so they better be a good companion to help us out!

– Miss D