From Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship

Why They Are Friends

Because … they smile.

Because … they understand just by looking into your eyes. Because … they finish your sentences and know what you like. Because … they know you better than you know yourself. Because … with them you aren't afraid to be yourself.

Because … you can say something stupid or expose your deepest secrets to them.

Because … everything you do together becomes a memory.

Because … you don't need to do something special to have fun … fun just happens.

Because … you don't need to explain anything … they just know.

Because … they tell you the truth, no matter how much you'd rather not hear it.

Because … they would do anything for you and get you out of trouble. Because … they make you laugh harder than anyone.

Because … they are not afraid to put themselves on the line for you. Because … you can trust them.

Because … they believe in your dreams, no matter how silly they may seem.

Because … they dry your tears.

Because … you are good enough when you are with them. Because … they love you for who you really are.

Kristy Classen

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