However, I also have many best friends: my husband, kids and grandkids, siblings, teacher friends, divinity and church friends, new friends, long-time friends, and even friends with whom I only chat at the supermarket. We all have different histories together and offer one another our best unique something. Some of these best friend are ones I don’t see often but when we get together we pick up easily, getting right to our special best friend topic.
I have a several best friends who have never been involved in my every day life. We haven’t met each other’s family or visited each other's home; in many cases our life style, background, current experiences, age, ethnicity, faith tradition, you name it, are different. Very likely we met by chance, perhaps at a conference, while traveling, or on the internet, but regardless, in an instant we connected soul to soul. We are most trustworthy in keeping each other's secrets, because just think about it, who would we tell?
You readers on this blog are another kind of best friend for me, and perhaps I am for you. I know a few of you, but not many. I tell you things I might not tell other best friends. I put something out there for you to choose to listen or not, read or delete. Although public, the friendship feels safe. Thanks.