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It’s no secret that I love my friends. They are some of the most caring, dedicated, and loving people that I know. We make time for each other as much as we can and somewhere between hanging out, incessant messaging and phone calls, we wonder what’s going on in each others’ lives. I’m always there for my friends. Hey, I’m all for doing your own thing, being independent and being self-sufficient. In fact, I usually demand it of myself. Sometimes though, there are things that you just can’t do by yourself.

Example: Moving Couches

Without friends, couch pivoting is just an endless feat of turning around in circles while holding a heavy object. Brutal.

Example: Hospital Visits

Real friends don’t leave their friends alone when they’re in pain. Or when they’re having anaphylactic reactions.

Example: Almost anything to do with HIMYM at the bar.

Oh, Ted Mosby. May you sort out your life struggles without 9 seasons of television…oh wait.


I seem to have temporarily lost most of the function in both of my feet. I have flat feet and spent over 12 hours pacing around on Saturday, so that was highly unpleasant (although worth it!). Top it off with a few sunburns and you have a dysfunctional human being who has a midterm in two days. Hey.

We’re not always at our best and sometimes we’re barely functional. It’s not news. Sometimes we are highly functional and just need a hand. Anyway, that’s what friends are for. So spread a little love and hug your friends freely. Let’s all have each other’s backs, eh?

Essential life update: my feet are almost fully operational again. Yay, epsom salt soaks and friends who cook for you, yes, hi, hello, thanks for keeping me alive.

How do you help your friends?

Featured Photo courtesy of Jesslee Cuizon via Flickr (CC-BY-2.0).