I've compiled a small list of MY top five friends that I need in my life. I'm not talking about individuals here, I'm talking about the characteristics that the may behold. These 'types' of friends may not be 5 separate individuals, there may be people in your life that embody one or two of these traits, or they may be the 'Captain Planet' of friendship and have all of these powers combined! There are many more attributes that I love about my circle of friends, but alas, I only had time for a few. So have a read, and feel free to tell me what you would add to the list?
Edit- I don't have enough room to add all of the pictures that I want... My friends, you know who you are.
1. The 'Knows you better than you know yourself' friend...
We all have one. They're more than likely the friend you've had in your life for the longest. They know the real you, the one underneath the smiles, and the laughs, they know what makes you really tick. You'll find these are the people that get why you've said or done something long before even you do. They give you 'The Look' and you just know it's time to cut the crap, put your big girl knickers on, and get on with it. The best part about friends like these, is that there are no secrets. You can't hide anything, and why would you want to?
2. The 'No Bullshit' friend...
This is the friend that has such a cut and dry attitude towards bullshit. They don't mince their words, they mean what they say, and they say what they mean. You may not be the best of friends, you may not have known each other for long, but their attitude towards life is refreshing. Often times a conversation with this person will make you take a step back, and have a think about the way you approach situations. The best part about these friends is that you know exactly where you stand with them. There's no confusion, or 'lost in translation' moments. It feels nice to be open and honest, doesn't it?
3. The 'Old Soul' friend...
This friend has been around before. There's wisdom here, often beyond their years. They're like yoda; know things they do. I don't know how they do it, I don't know how they've gained so much wisdom. Their souls have clearly been earth side before. The best part about these friends, is that, an interaction with them leaves you feeling spiritually refreshed, like you've had a good cleanse... an emotional cleanse.
4. The 'Gentle' friend...
Now this is a special friend. The one you can say anything to, one that you can truly be yourself in front of, and they always have love and support to give. They respond to you with a sensitivity that breeds absolute trust in the friendship. There's always a kind word, some gentle suggestions, or a shoulder to cry on. This is the friend who in your darkest times, always manages to help pull you out of the funk. This is the friends who often times finds themselves being taken advantage of, but if you can be mindful of this person's caring nature, and find a balance between the two of you, this is a true friend for life.
5. The 'Distant' friend...
You don't see this person every day, or even every month. You do know that no matter what, if you made the call, this person would answer. There's the knowledge and faith here, that you don't need to be around each other, or even talk to each other regularly to know that you still have love for each other. Your lives may have taken you in different directions, and on the odd occasion that your paths do cross again, you just pick up where you last left off. Even if it was 5 years ago, you feel like you really only just left each other's company
Behind the blog...
‘The Mummysomniac’ is a lifestyle, motherhood and most recently, pregnancy blog, founded in 2015 by Kirsty McKenzie. She’s a mum of three, blogging about the highs and lows of motherhood, with a straight forward and honest approach, as well as a little bit of humour. Kirsty is passionate about sharing the realities of #MumLife, not the cookie cutter, high gloss version