Friends will come and go. Some will stay for a season, some will be around only long enough to teach you something. Some friends will be in your life for multiple chapters, and if you are lucky enough, you will meet that special person who will connect to your soul for a lifetime.
We believe friendship should mean something, that it should have value. We give too much of ourselves to those who have not really earned it. Your friends should be the type of people who motivate you, show loyalty, and inspire you to be a better person.
There are very few people who will come into your life that earn the right to be a part of it forever. One of those people is your soul sister.
Here are ten reasons why she is your soul sister:
She Knows You Better Than Anyone
Your soul sister can read you like a children’s book. She knows the depth of your soul and the greatness of your heart. There is not one dirty little secret in your closet that she doesn’t know about. She understands the extent of your fears, anxieties, and insecurities and she helps reduce them all. She knows your true hopes and dreams, she helps you believe in them, and she encourages you to chase them.
She Clears Her Schedule
There is nothing more important than friendship. When something is going on in your life, she is the first person by your side. It doesn’t matter if she is working or out on a date night, she will drop everything when you need her. Whether you break up with your boyfriend or it’s that time of the month and you are just extra emotional, you can always count on her to be there.
She Listens to You
God gave us two ears to listen and one mouth to speak. She got that memo. When you speak you have her undivided attention at all times. She shows interest in what you have to say and she cares about your feelings. She only shares her opinion when you ask for it. One of the best feelings in a relationship is to be heard, and she never lets you leave the room without feeling that way.
She Speaks Highly of You
Your soul sister would never speak badly about you, she doesn’t participate in gossip, and if someone else has something ill to say about you, she won’t stand for it. You are confident that when she brings up your name she speaks with pride, and portrays you for the amazing woman you are.
She Is Empathetic
She always approaches you with kindness and compassion. She never makes you feel like your feelings are not justified or that they are wrong. Instead, she makes you feel like you are valuable and worthy. She feels your pain and does everything in her power to help you through the healing process. She makes sure you never feel alone.
She Encourages Vulnerability
Sharing your deepest darkest secrets with others, no matter how close you are, is never easy. The things in your life that matter to you, matter to her. She wants to be the person you can let your walls down with and she will help build you back up. She allows you to be yourself, and loves you for that.
She Shows Up
She believes that friendship should be like marriage: you commit through sickness and health, and through better or worse. She shows up with wine and tissues when you need a shoulder to cry on, and she shows up with champagne and her party pants when it’s time to celebrate. She knows when you need a friend, a partner in crime, a wing gal, or a confidant, and she is always there.
She Is Always Honest
If you deserve the promotion you don’t feel qualified for, if your texting a guy you just met too much, or if you have a muffin top in your new jeans, she tells you. Sometimes she tells you things you don’t necessarily want to hear, but you know she’s telling you because she always has your best interest at heart. She’s the one person you can count on to be honest, one hundred percent of the time.
She Is Your #1 Fan
She is always on the sidelines cheering you on. She lifts you up and motivates you to be the best version of yourself. You can be in a little black dress for a date night that makes you look like a million bucks, or hanging out in your yoga pants with your hair in a bun and she is still going to make you feel like the most beautiful person in the world.
She loves you unconditionally.
One of the greatest life lessons you can ever learn is to love and support your friend unconditionally. This is also one of the most difficult. She may not always agree with every decision you make, but you are confident that she will always support you no matter what. Her love for you has no bounds, no limits, and no restrictions.
Being a true friend is a task that many strive for and only few accomplish. When you are lucky enough to find your soul sister, make sure you always show up in return, she deserves that. True friendship is a gift that makes the world a better place to be.