#001 – I can tell you anything and you won’t be shocked.

#004 – When I’m really down you cry with me.

#023 – I’d trust you with my life and you’d trust me with yours.

#033 – We have private jokes.

#038 – I take pleasure in your competence.

#051 – I know your moods so well that I know exactly when to press you to tell me what’s wrong- and when to leave you in peace.

#052 – You’re honest but tactful. Usually.

#054 – If I’m way out of line, you tell me.And when I’m doing a good job, you tell me that too.

#065 – You think I’m smart, capable, clever and pretty. You’re my one-woman cheering section.

#094 – Sometimes we’re under a lot of stress and we snap at each other.Look, these things happen between friends. We get past it.

#098 – You send me encouraging e-mails at critical moments and I send them to you, too.

#109 – You stop me firmly when I start apologizing for things that aren’t my fault.

#110 – You bring your problems to me and let me help you solve them.

#122 – We don’t look alike and we don’t sound alike- but we think alike on all the important things and that’s what counts.

#124 – You make room for me in your life, even when your life is crowded and busy.

#125 – I’m not embarassed to cry in front of you.

#128 – I admire your self-control: You actually think before you speak.

#132 – I appreciate how you ferret out my secrets when I really want to tell you but can’t quite bring myself to do it.

#139 – No one else gives me the total attention you do, when I have a problem or just need to talk.

#142 – I never felt that any of our arguments or disagreements would end our friendship.

#160 – When I’m procrastinating hopelessly, you give me the push I need to get going.

#175 – You know my dark side and I know yours. No judgments.

#183 – I don’t have to watch what I say when we’re talking, the way I do when I’m talking with certain other people. And you know who I mean.

#209 – Somtimes you give me tough love when I really need gentle love- but I know that’s because you’re worried about me.

#215 – There are a few dicery things lurking in my past and you’re the only one who knows about them- but you don’t hold them against me.

#226 – You love to laugh.

#230 – You’re better than a sister: No sibling rivalry.

#248 – You laugh at my jokes.

#249 – You always know the right thing to say.

#252 – Sometimes you don’t have time for me. That might make me sad or hurt for a while, but hey, you’ll be back.

#274 – Your love for me is as unconditional as mine is for you.

#300 – One hug from you is worth 10 from any other friend.

#366 – You never get clingy, but you don’t mind if I occasionally do.

#460 – You’re an angel on my shoulder.

#463 – We take pride in each other’s accomplishments.

#466 – We’ve hit a few rough spots, but with love and patience we smoothed them out.

#477 – Secrets are secrets and we’d never reveal each other’s.

#486 – The good, the bad and the ugly- we’ve been through them all and we’re still friends.

#500 – You may misbehave, I may misbehave, but best friends accept best friends, misbehavior and all. That’s how it is.

– Lorraine Bodger, “500 Reasons Why You’re My Best Friend”
Always Be My Best Friend