Friends like this

Photo: Andreas Rønningen

I wanna have friends that I can trust, that love me for the man I’ve become not the man I was.
-The Avett Brothers

I like this... Feels right, doesn’t it?

Friends who up-level me...

Friends who call me to my higher Self without making me feel lesser during my failures and stumbles...

Friends who don’t tolerate the alibis I construct to keep myself small...

Friends who don’t constantly try to smoosh me into the expired box of yesteryear just because they’re more comfortable with me that way...

Friends who remind me to go easy on myself when I’m stressing too hard…

Friends who remind me to pick up the pace when I start to get slothful…

Friends who get my dark/dry/sometimes-non-existent humor…

Friends who can dish it out as well as take it…

Friends who I can pick right back up with after a decade or two of not talking to…

Friends who are present, but not controlling or manipulative…

Friends who know when to step in and say something…

Friends who know when to not say a damn thing…

The perfect friend… Is there such a thing?


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