14 Signs Your Best Friend Is Basically The Best Thing To Ever Happen To You

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1. She’s not always going to tell you everything will be alright. Other friends might tell you the same old bullshit that they think you want to hear but your best friend isn’t like that. She’s going to be like, “Hey, you know what? This might not work out the way you want it to and it might be really shitty for awhile but that’s okay. It’s just a part of life.” She’s not going to feed you any lines of positive thinking just to put a bandaid over a bigger issue.

2. She’s always going to force you out of your comfort zone when she knows it’s what you need. It’s so easy to get caught up in doing the same old things but your best friend knows when routine is becoming stale and monotonous and she isn’t afraid to push you to try something new…

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18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

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1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who…

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