My whole life I have learned to surround myself with others and make new friends. My friends have always held a very special place in my heart and I would like to believe I am the kind of friend I would like to have. My parents have always taught me that real friendships are so important and that loving my friends is crucial. So maybe I look at friendship a little different than others, I never give up on a true friend. There is something special about looking at someone you love and trusting them with your deepest and darkest secrets. At some point, you will realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. So sometimes in life you will have to do yourself a favor and delete some people from your life. I made my first best friend on accident actually, she was the little girl next door. After years of ballet, bike rides, and sleepovers, we grew apart. When my childhood best friend moved to another neighborhood a few miles away, we practically never spoke again. Moral of the story is that all friendships are different, as kids our parents set up our playdates, and then we grow up and have to go out and make our own friends.
A lot of the time people get the misconception that friendships are all about who you have known the longest. When really a true friendship is about trust and honesty even when you truly feel lost, a good friend will always be there for you. I have always believed that people don't meet on accident, and that everything happens for a reason. So yes it is true, as you grow up you will lose friends and you will outgrow people you never thought you would lose. In the summer going into 4th grade I met my best friend in the world at summer camp. In 6th grade I met one of my best friends in homeroom on the first day of middle school. Freshman year I met one of my best friends during the first week of school when she asked to sit next to me at lunch. Over the years I have met some of my best friends in the weirdest of places and unexpected friendships can be the best ones.
Sometimes your friends can change your life, and make you a better person. Friends are the people we get to chose all on our own to love us. True friends will forgive you when you are in a horrible mood and say things you really don't mean. When you find people that will tolerate you despite all of the baggage you come along with, you will realize just how lucky you are. Every day I thank God for my friends and bringing them into my life. I am the luckiest person in the world to have people in my life that love me as much as my friends do.
Sometimes you meet someone and you click, no matter how different you may be. Feeling comfortable around people and wanting to get to know them is a special thing that doesn't happen every day. Friends will fight for you, respect you, inspire you, never stop loving you, and depend on you. So those few people that make life a little more fun are the ones you should never give up on. Because it's exciting when you find parts of yourself in someone else.