Friend. Quite the word.

Best Friend. Even more so.

The only way to have a friend is to be one – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Today is National Best Friends day. June 8th. It is a day to celebrate friendship. If you can, a great day to spend some time with your best friend. If you can’t get together, a day to ‘reach out and touch’

Any idea when National Best Friends Day began? Careful if you are asked to bet with someone.

In 1935, yes 87 years ago, the U.S. Congress declared June 8th as the day to honor friendship and close friends. Last I checked all the banks and businesses are still open today, but the day has grown in popularity since social media.


Three quarters of us believe they have more than one best friend. Instead of one, a close knit group of friends are considered b.f.f.’s. And each suit a different need for our well-being and mental health. Someone to talk to, share problems with, someone who ‘gets you’

And what’s wrong with different friends for different situations.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out – Walter Winchell

The majority of people consider their significant other to be their best friend. Moms and Dogs are tied for 2nd place.

Scott Miller
Scott Miller

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart – Eleanor Roosevelt

Stressed today? Anxiety dialed up to 11? You have a best friend. And if your best friend can help with your browntail moth problem, all the better.

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you – Winnie The Pooh

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