Do you have a best friend? How long has it been since you’ve seen him or her? Days, months, years? However long it has been, this National Best Friend’s Day is the perfect chance to connect or reconnect with your BFF!
It seems to get harder for some folks to stay in touch with their friends, even their best friend, as they get older. Families, jobs, and more start to take up time that the two of you once spent together.
That is understandable, but a really good friend, a best friend, is hard to come by. So, this National Best Friend’s Day, call up your favorite person and make plans to spend time together.
No texting allowed!
If you and your friend are nearby, make plans to get together for a dinner date to catch up on each other’s lives and share a drink or two. National Margarita Day is June 19th, if you want to celebrate both holidays at once!
Make sure you each do your very best to get a babysitter so you can just focus on each other.
Best friend live too far away? Then schedule a Skype or FaceTime call. Yes, schedule, because if you don’t, it may never happen. Then find a quiet room and take the time to have a really great conversation.
You can also send a letter! People have forgotten the art of writing letters. Sure, texting or emailing is faster, but is faster really always better?
Letters are so much fun to get in the mail. You can personalize them with different stationery, stickers, and colorful gel pens. It doesn’t have to be a birthday or holiday to send mail. Finding a letter in the mailbox from you may just be the thing that brightens up your best friend’s day.
If circumstances allow, plan a fun girls’ weekend away or an overnight with you and your best friend. Book a bed and breakfast, get a swanky hotel room or head out to a spa. Over the weekend, you can rekindle your friendship, reminisce about the past, and giggle as much as you want.
Even if you can’t get away or afford a mini-trip a sleepover is still fun whether you are 14 or 40. Invite your best friend over for a grown-up sleepover. You can drink wine while you make brownies and paint each other’s nails. How fun does that sound?
Is your best friend your husband? If so, take this extra day to focus more on the friendship part of your love for each other and not just the romantic part.
Of course, the romantic part is fun too!
Think of an outing that you have always had fun doing or that you did when you first met each other. Then head out to the aquarium, the roller rink, or any other place that you have always had a blast visiting.
Let your partner know how glad you are to have them in your life, not just as a lover but as your best friend.
What about Man’s best friend? It’s true. Some people do consider their furry, four-legged friend to be their best friend. If that is the case, there is no reason why they can’t celebrate National Best Friend’s Day too!
Take your pup out to a local dog park or for a walk on the beach. Pick up a new toy for your favorite feline friend. Buy that food that is too expensive for every day.
If you are very close with your mom and/or sisters, let them know they are also your friends. If they already know, tell them again!
When sisters or mothers and daughters become best friends, it is certainly worth celebrating. Take the time to spend the day together or go on a fun overnight.
Bonus! All you girls can use the same babysitter … Grandpa!
It is easy to take your family for granted so these sort of days, where you take the time to appreciate the special relationship you have, are very important indeed.
And if your kids have a best friend, why not start the tradition of celebrating this holiday right now? Ask your kids what special thing they would like to do with their best friend. Perhaps a trip to the park or the movie theater would be fun. Afterward, they can head to the mall to get those BFF necklaces. Remember those?
FYI: no one is too young to wear a necklace in the shape of half a heart, inscribed with BE FRI or ST ENDS!